Devin P.

Sophomore - International Studies
Costa Mesa, California

Study Abroad Location: Chengdu, China

Interests: Hiking, Bodysurfing, Skating and Wrestling

Extra Curricular Activities:

Red or Green? green

"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement."
— Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

Favorite Class: Chinese

Favorite Bands: Sublime, The Doors, The Grateful Dead

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
How great it is to spend time with family.

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
Balloon Fiesta, Fiestas and Fractal Friday.

What are you looking forward to most during your time abroad?
Being in a brand new place that I know nothing about!

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
The more you look, the more you will find.

Meet Devin P.

The Return

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It feels kind of strange writing this blog from my home in America. After so many days of writing these blogs from weird places in China and now writing laying on the couch in my living room. Leaving Chengdu was definitely not easy. My last week was not only full of finals, it was full […]


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As we pulled into the new hotel around 9pm everybody was starving. Our lovely tour guide got the hotel to cook us up some good food even though dinner was already over. After dinner everyone found their rooms, most people stayed in their rooms. Not us. Me and four other classmates were determined to find […]

GuiZhou Continued

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After spending all night eating delicious local food, playing MaJiang, and jumping in the river we had to wake up and be on the bus by 8:30 am. Now we were headed from the Miao village to Bamengshui for lunch and a museum. The lunch was extremely nice, we ate upstairs in a private room, […]

GuiZhou Travels

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My trip to GuiZhou (贵州)was a trip that I will never forget. I remember waking up that Monday morning and being excited that I didn’t have school for a whole week. Little did I know I had much more to be excited for. That morning me and a group of classmates left school with our […]

New Years Part 2

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Just as I thought I would be headed back to Chengdu, Macys second older sister invited us to go visit “The Bamboo Sea” with her and her family. Macy asked what I though and I though it sounded like an adventure! So we drove out to meet them the next day. I met her sister […]