One Month Later

Kyla Corvino
August 15, 2015
New York City From the Sky

Today marks exactly one month since the IES Abroad Summer 2015 in Santiago Program has come to a close.

As sad as it was to leave Chile, finally being reunited with my sister after two months of being abroad (and an entire spring semester of studying) was such a great feeling!  Also, being able to spend some time with my puppy, Fenway, felt pretty special too. 

The first meal I had with my family when I got home was corn on the cob (yum!) and shrimp with sweet potato.  I know it sounds like an odd combination, but the flavors blend so nicely together and it was so great to be back with my family having a nice home cooked meal again.

One thing that was a bit difficult to get used to at first was coming home to summer weather!  I had been in my winter jacket, freezing in Santiago for over two months, so finally coming home to 85-degree weather was a little shocking for my body to handle.  I’m definitely getting used to this nice summer weather though and I am loving the vacation time by the beach.

Since being home I have also tried sushi again.  I have to say, as nervous as I was to have sushi in the United States after being spoiled with some of the best sushi I have ever had in Santiago, it was not that bad after all.

After finally having some time to reflect on the journey I had in Santiago, I am beginning to love the idea of becoming a traveling nurse, which I think is about the most exciting future goal to have!  This program really opened my eyes to the possibility of working outside of the United States, which has been a dream of mine since the first time I left to live in Chile, but never seemed like something I could actually do.  I feel like I know have connections in Chile that would be more than happy to help me reach my crazy and extraordinary dreams!

I feel so grateful to have been able to spend another two months in such a beautiful city, meeting new people from all over the world and would like to thank every single person who followed my journey and helped me along the way!  

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Kyla Corvino

<p>My name is Kyla Corvino, I am a nursing major and Spanish language minor who feels so blessed and enthusiastic to have the opportunity to be back in Santiago, Chile studying health sciences in the language I absolutely adore. Spanish and Nursing are my two passions that I will continue to pursue abroad for the rest of my life! At the age of nineteen I have had the opportunity to visit three different countries, which helped spark my drive to be a world traveler. I&#39;ve found through my travels that every experience has the capacity to become a unique adventure and every photo holds those memories.</p>

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