The Latest from Chile

May 4 5:14pm
Santiago

A Final Thought

Post by Sammie Stagg

Some of the best things come out of us when we’re unceremoniously dumped somewhere and forced to rise to the challenge.

Apr 4 12:19am
Santiago

Reflections From Down Here on the Floor

Post by Sammie Stagg

A friend I made in Chile shared with me this quote he read once that stuck with him. We’d been discussing the social/political climate in Chile, which led us to talk about the misguidedness and, at times, impossibility of comparing suffering. And he said, “Suffering is like a gas--it fills the space it’s in.” 

Mar 18 11:15am
Santiago

For the Love of Mountains & Other Things You Can't Explain

Post by Sammie Stagg

I come from a pretty flat state, so mountains are new to me. And my inclination whenever I encounter a new thing is to seek to understand what I’m looking at and how I feel, but mountains make that impossible. 

Mar 16 12:32pm
Santiago

Being in Chile as the Pandemic Hits

Post by Sammie Stagg

Due to everything rapidly changing with the Coronavirus, these posts will now be a little condensed into the next couple days. I know a lot of what we’re currently going through in Chile is very specific to this particular moment in history, but I think it’s worth it for future study abroad students to know the history of where they’re about to go.

Mar 6 9:29am
Santiago

Note 3. Paintings and Vegetables.

Post by Omar Uddin

With pedestrians bustling, passing cars swooshing, and towering high-rises glazed with summer sun, Buenos Aires is a breathing organism. The metropolis’s plentiful sites complement its culture. Art museums house a diverse array of European and Latin-American pieces, reflecting the culture’s rich intersection.