First Post from Chile!

Hi everyone! My name is Thompson Barr and I am a junior; I’m spending this semester in Valparaíso, Chile! I’m so excited to share my experiences abroad with y’all back at home, hope y’all enjoy it! I’ve been here in Chile for about 30 days now. Among orientation with my exchange organization, CIEE, meeting new…

Chile: Week Three

As of today, I’ve been in Chile for about two weeks. Though in the grand scheme of things (and in the grand scheme of my trip) two weeks isn’t a long time, it has felt like months because of how much I’ve accomplished so far. When I landed in Chile, I hadn’t spoken Spanish in…

Chile: Llegué!

And so begins one of the most hackneyed subjects for a travel blog – homesickness and how I’m dealing with it. Homesick? you might ask. But Shru, you’ve only been there for three days! Yes. I’m homesick. I have only been here three days, but it feels like a lifetime. The flight up here was…