Moving forward

According to this article: one “should expect phases of adjustment. These stages usually are: Initial excitement of the honeymoon period Period of confusion and worry Recovery phase Repeated culture shock followed by re-recovery Finally, there is a breakthrough“ Not sure where the hell I am, but the good thing is that I´ve been able to […]

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Cultural differences are a #$@&#

These past few weeks have been difficult for me. All of a sudden, I feel like I’ve been dealing with cultural difference after cultural difference after cultural difference and they all have gotten to me in some way. Perhaps, I am more homesick than I thought. Perhaps, that is making me feel more sensitive than normal. […]

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Happy New Year!

Photo: My mom and I in Medellin! So sorry I haven’t written in a while! Happy 2017 to all! My fellow assistants and I  are supposed to begin tutorials again at the university this week, but we’re still waiting on our schedules. I’m looking forward to this new semester and working with new classes (I’ll be […]

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Trump and life so far

So, Trump is our next president-elect and it is safe to say that many people have lost their %$#@. Responses from Americans have ranged from confusion, anger, sadness to numbness. Many were shocked that he won, but the fact of the matter is that many of the prediction polls were wrong. They predicted Hillary winning […]

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Month 3: culture shock

Wowza. Month 3. How time flies. My dance presentation went super awesome and about 80 people showed up! That’s really what I wanted. I hoped for a big audience for my group so the dancers who were performing for the first time ever could feel how awesome it is to perform. I also was super […]

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Two Months have flown by

Crazy! It hasn’t been an easy journey, but I’m settling in. I can describe my first months like this: Week 1: excited due to Fulbright’s orientation, but tired due to the altitude Week 2: overwhelmed by my second orientation, this time at the University. went through major FOMO seeing people go out in Bogota while I […]

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Week two

Wowzers! So much has happened in a short period of time. It makes me dizzy to think about it all. I arrived two Sundays ago and dived right into Fulbright Colombia’s orientation week. We did a ton of sitting listening to different presentations about our work as ETAs and researchers and about Colombia’s contemporary history. […]

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