Arcadia in Chile
Buenos días! I am a sophomore at Temple University studying Education and Spanish. I’ve spent the last 19 years of my life in Philadelphia, where I grew up and now attend school, but this semester I’m leaving the City of Brotherly Love for 4 months to study at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. I cannot wait to experience all that Chile has to offer while I live and learn in Valparaíso and I am excited to share it with you!
Last Wednesday, two friends and I took an 8:30 pm flight to Punta Arenas to start our five day adventure in Chilean Patagonia. It was incredible and I’m still having a hard time putting into words all of the amazing things we saw. The main focus of our… More
Every Saturday morning, my host mom, Paty, and I make a trip to the local farmer’s market in Viña del Mar. The market, called la feria in Spanish, occurs in different locations in Viña del Mar and Valparaíso throughout the week, and is part of the routines… More
One of my favorite things about Valparaíso and what makes the city so unique is the street art! The city is full of murals and graffiti that line the walls of stores, homes, and hostels. Street art has been an important part of the city since the years… More
I have arrived in Chile and I couldn’t be happier! I was welcomed to Santiago by a sky full of stars and the sun just beginning to rise over the Andes Mountains. My plane landed around 6:30 in the morning and I got through customs and baggage claim without… More
T minus 2 days until I leave for Chile and although I have not packed anything yet, I am ready to go! I am ready to be immersed in the Chilean culture and Spanish language and ready to spend the next four months in Valparaíso. My trip will begin with… More