OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 4

OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 4

Featured image: Visiting the Lagunas altiplanicas in the Atacama desert At the start of my time abroad, my host mom encouraged me to savor every moment, since it would fly by before I knew it. Despite Adriana’s 18 years of experience as a host mom, I don’t think I completely believed her, but as I write this final post from my bedroom in New York City I can see she had a point. My last month abroad was known as…

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OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 3

OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 3

Featured image: Sunset over Escuela Ñirrimapu in Padre Las Casas, Chile Throughout the past month I’ve thought to myself countless times, “Where am I… and how did I get here!?” I often think this when I fall asleep during bus rides and wake up in another dimension, but also at random moments when I pause to reflect on the unique experiences I’m having. This was especially true during the first week of April when we traveled to Temuco, located south…

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OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 2

OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 2

Featured image: A mural at Escuela La Victoria that reads “Public, Free, and Quality Education“ After 36 days in Chile, I can proudly report that I’ve only led my friends astray on the metro five times! We have one more week in Santiago before traveling, so here’s hoping I don’t make it six. Now that I have a routine and can (usually) find my way around, the days and weeks are flying by. For the month of March, my schedule…

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OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 1

OLIVIA KEANE | SANTIAGO, CHILE | POST 1

Featured image: The Santiago skyline from the top of Cerro Santa Lucía Hello from América del Sur! Trading wintry New York for sunny Santiago has been strange, but in the best way. Many of my friends were abroad for almost two months by the time I left for Chile, so it wasn’t until my flight landed that the trip finally felt real. Adjusting to life in an unfamiliar city is challenging, especially since I’m clearly “extranjera” (foreign) with my map…

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