Martin Lopez Melendez
<p>My name is Martin and I am a 20-year-old student studying at Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon. I'm majoring in World Languages with my two main languages being French and Russian and minoring in dance. I was born in a small rural area in Mexico and immigrated to California when I was 13. At age 16 I embarked on a 2-year adventure at the United World College USA located in northern New Mexico. I love talking to people, seeing and learning about new places. In my free time, I love dancing, reading, working out, and spending time with friends. I am also a goat lover and consider myself a goat expert.</p>
Blogs by Martin Lopez Melendez
See You Soon, Paris!
Last post for this adventure.
From the park to modeling
A little story of how I decided to step out of my comfort zone and ended up doing something I never thought I would. Learned new skills and made new friends.
Homework, but make it French.
A little post about what the academic life looks like in Paris as well as some of my recommendations :)
Finding your French boo…… or not
A personal entry about the idea of dating in Paris.
A baguette filled with a salsa of cultures
How is it to be Martin in Paris carrying a pot of salsa with cultures as the main ingredient.
Finding someone to dance with/ a dance community—checked ✓
How do you make friends aboard? By dancing obviously! And how do you keep connected with your friends at home? You hold them close to your heart.
From masks to baguettes
The transition from being masked on plane for about 9 hours to going outside and buying baguettes at a local bakery. You’ll also see what my peers and I think...
Off to Paris, a (fun) narrative.
This blog post is about my pre-departure adventure from going to get my visa until getting to NYC to wait for my France flight. Also, how I feel about studying...