Category: Fall 2016

Raíces: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Hola mi gente, I survived my first week of classes! I hadn’t talked much about Nebrija yet because I actually hadn’t started until this past Monday. It has been a very interesting week and I am already learning a lot. Even though I have spoken Spanish every day, listen mostly to music in Spanish and ...

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September 4th, 2016 Since I’m studying abroad I figured I’ll talk about my university, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). This is hands down the most beautiful campus I’ve ever witnessed. It’s right up in the mountains. I took an Uber to the campus for move in, yes Uber is in Hong Kong, ...

Raíces: Weekend Trip to Valencia

Qué tal amigos, I had a great weekend at Valencia this past weekend! Like I mentioned in my last post, the trip was coordinated through City Life Madrid, which is an organization for students in and around Madrid, especially international students, and includes trips, events and activities that come at a relatively low cost. The ...

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Cachai?:Fiestas Patrias

Hola amigos, qué tal? This weekend (specifically September 18th and 19th), including Monday, was what is known in Chile as Fiestas Patrias (National Holidays). Most often you will here the holiday referred to as “el Dieciocho” because a majority of the celebrations occur on the 18th; however, it is possible for events and festivals (fondas) ...

Raíces: Homestay Advice

Hola amigos, I just wanted to give an update regarding words of advice and tips that I am sure will help you future study abroad students make a decision on whether a homestay is right for you. I have been here for over two weeks now and am finally starting to feel more comfortable. My homestay ...

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Cachai?: Viña Undurraga

Hola amigos! So after a long stressful weekend full of two exams, I definitely needed to treat myself and what better treat then trying out different kinds of wine (vino)! Joining CAUC on another one of their events, our group met up to take a bus out of Santiago and to a place called Viña ...

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Cachai?: Fantasilandia

Hola amigos! Since I had 2 exams coming up, I did not have much time this weekend to go out. Nonetheless, I did not want to completely stay indoors so my friend Lua and I took it upon ourselves to use half of Sunday (September 4th) to go out and the other half to study ...

Raíces: El Museo Del Prado

Qué tal amigos, I had a very eventful weekend! On Friday, I visited El Museo del Prado, the world-renowned art museum. I decided that it truly deserves a post of its own because of the intricacy and sheer beauty of all the artwork housed inside. The commute was relatively easy and short: a 20-minute bus ride. It ...

Raíces: Hala Madrid!

Hola todos, This is Steve Rodriguez coming to you straight from the historic capital city of Madrid, here in Spain! It has officially been a week since I got here. The flight was super long and it took me a good amount of time to get used to the time zone difference (Madrid is six hours later than Philadelphia).The ...

Cachai?: Tour de Plaza de Armas y Santa Lucia

Hola amigos! On one of my recent adventures I went on a tour of Plaza de Armas with my friend and her Tandem partner. Before I continue and just completely leave you guys wondering what Tandem is, let me just explain it. So for foreign exchange students who want to improve their language or Chileans ...