Altitude Sickness

One of the beauties of studying abroad is testing new limits for yourself. Having a daily routine tends to put us in a comfort zone that could easily become restricting. Because I have always lived in ABQ and the mountains are easily down the street, I thought I knew everything there is to know about […]

Lima, the city of many wonders

For the past three weeks I have been in Lima, Peru. Time is actually going by pretty quick considering that I am only in Peru for a semester and still have a lot to learn and explore. For one, jumping from super dry heat to a humid cold winter was a slight shock (luckily, I […]

T-Minus 50 x 2

As I get ready to leave, I can’t help but think that this opportunity is a result of generational sacrifice. I have been anticipating this experience since I began college, it was inevitablebecause I was determined to study abroad. Some stress had definitely come with the process of organizing everything for my program. I thought that because […]

The Land of Enchantment

When I came back from my first study abroad experience in high school, my mom bought me a book, Burn-Up or Splash Down by Marion Knell, which I only read some of, but that deals with the difficulties that many people have when returning home after being overseas or away from home for a long […]

Packin’ It All Up

Packing up all your belongings into one suitcase and one backpack isn’t the easiest task ever, but it is my final task here in Madrid. Although it is true that I came to Spain with the same amount of space in my bags, due to the Law of Accumulation of Random Sh*t, I think that […]