Tressa L.

Junior - English Literature
Albuquerque, N.M.

Study Abroad Location: Montreal, Canada


Extra Curricular Activities:

Red or Green? red

Favorite Class: 17th Century Renaissance Drama OR Medieval Tales of Wonder

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How do you think study abroad will help you in your professional career?
My original plan was to minor in French. I was also interested in history, or communications. Living in Montreal is going to teach me in every area, and I will get the best of both worlds. Learning a new language, and history from a different perspective, as well as generally living in a foreign place will give me fresh and advantageous experience.

Why do you think it is important to study abroad?
You live in your city, town, county, state, country, but you also live in the world! Discover the rest of your home.

Have you ever been abroad?
I have been to British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. We travelled through to get to Alaska, and stayed in the wilderness with the bears, and in some beautiful cities like Banff.

What do you wish you knew when you started the Study Abroad process?
The time doesn’t actually drag on, and suddenly you’ll be panicking and scrambling to get your act together before you go.

Meet Tressa L.

Quebec City

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Hi everyone! I am now back in at my first home in New Mexico, having left my new home in Canada just a few weeks ago. I miss it so much that it takes everything I have not to buy a ticket back for tomorrow morning. Luckily, I brought home a bunch of souvenirs, memories, […]

Body Worlds

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Hey there! I am officially finished with classes in Canada. It is a surreal feeling. It seems simultaneously a century since I applied for study abroad, and like I was rushed through two semesters in only a week. Somehow its already over! I am sad and also relieved; These were my most stressful semesters yet. […]


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Baie-Saint-Paul is a cute little city a little way beyond Quebec city. I visited over a weekend to stay in yet another chalet, and attend the baptism of a friend’s daughter. While I was there, I went on a small hike next to a long water fall/river, visited the beach of the Saint Lawrence River, and […]

Chalet Country

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Little did I know before I came here that I would end up visiting three chalets. I feel fancy. If it weren’t for  the mid-winter visit to a hunting shack while I was choking with a nasty mid-winter cold, I would feel too fancy. The first chalet I visited with a bunch of friends, and […]

The Seasons

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I think that I am now a seasoned Canadian. The trees are starting to bloom again, and I have allergies (which I have never suffered from before). But more amusing than that; I now go outside when its 10 to 15 above freezing, and marvel and celebrate at the warmth of the day. I lasted […]