My Experience with Reverse Culture Shock from Chile to Canada

My Experience with Reverse Culture Shock from Chile to Canada

Dealing with culture shock can be pretty hard sometimes. It’s often a lot harder when you come back home. For me, being home has been a blessing. I was really missing my family and friends after being in Chile for 5 months and was ready…

14 Study Abroad Tips for the Best Semester Ever

14 Study Abroad Tips for the Best Semester Ever

I feel now that I have completed my studies here in Santiago, Chile I can provide some tips to those of you who are about to embark on your own study abroad adventures. These 14 study abroad tips are pretty broad and don’t just have…

Visit Chile | The Perfect Patagonia Itinerary for a Long Weekend

Visit Chile | The Perfect Patagonia Itinerary for a Long Weekend

This past weekend I took a trip from Santiago down to the south of Chile to explore Patagonia. I was only there for a few days but I was still able to see so much! Even if you don’t have much time to spare, or…

Pucón Chile: 7 Things to Do in one of the Most Gorgeous Places in Chile

Pucón Chile: 7 Things to Do in one of the Most Gorgeous Places in Chile

Last weekend was an absolute blast. I spontaneously decided to go to Pucón (10 hours south of Santiago by bus) and it was incredible. It’s a small city nestled between a ton of mountains and a few volcanoes, the closest volcano being Villarrica which is…

How I Celebrated Fiestas Patrias in Chile

How I Celebrated Fiestas Patrias in Chile

I had so much fun celebrating Fiestas Patrias in Chile. Also known as Dieciocho (18) this is Chile’s Independence day, celebrated on September 18, hence the name. This is technically “Independence Day” but it is actually celebrated for about a week. In fact school gets…

The Perfect 4 Day San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary | Visit Atacama Desert

The Perfect 4 Day San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary | Visit Atacama Desert

There is something so magical about Chile’s Atacama Desert. Last Thursday, my friends and I hopped on a plane from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama for quite easily one of the greatest long weekends of my entire life. This is how we spent four…

My Earthquake Story: How I Felt During an M 6.6 Earthquake in Chile

My Earthquake Story: How I Felt During an M 6.6 Earthquake in Chile

Until yesterday I had never experienced an earthquake. However, last night I had my very first earthquake experience, and it was a big one. To give a little background information, here is a news article on the quake, and here is a video of it.…

Skiing in Chile: How and Why to Ski at the Centro de Ski El Colorado

Skiing in Chile: How and Why to Ski at the Centro de Ski El Colorado

Being from Canada, I am a huge ski bum so I was more than excited to be able to try skiing in Chile during my semester abroad. After much waiting, planning and anticipation, my friends and I finally made it up to the Centro de…

Thirty Things You Can Relate to if You’re Studying Abroad in Chile

Thirty Things You Can Relate to if You’re Studying Abroad in Chile

These 30 things apply mostly to foreigners in Chile. More specifically, exchange or study abroad students in Chile. I have only been studying here in Santiago for a little while but I can tell you right now that if you’ve ever studied in Chile or…

Study Abroad Challenges: My Biggest Challenge Studying Abroad in Chile

Study Abroad Challenges: My Biggest Challenge Studying Abroad in Chile

There are many different kinds of study abroad challenges that you will likely have to face when you start your program. Some of these challenges include culture shock, language barriers, possible sickness, general school stress and more. If you already struggle with anxiety, like I…