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My last year…Marriage, Masters and Doctoral Degree…

Posted on January 26th, 2011 by Laura Herrejón

About 6 months ago now, I got married to an amazing man, who is everything I ever wished for. He is American and we are a perfect match. We met when he studied abroad in Mexico and was polishing his Spanish. Now, 5 years later, we got married and I could not be happier. Just [...]

I AM STILL IN THE US

Posted on July 11th, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

No, I am not, sadly. I cannot believe—even at this moment of typing—that I really am home. Sigh. It has almost been a month since my arrival here in the Philippines. I still remember the excited faces of my family when they saw me in the airport (although they had to wait for another two [...]

After winter comes spring

Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

I know that summer is coming, nevertheless I just want to express how fascinating the season of spring has been.The change of season was really overwhelming. From a gloomy winter, trees blossom vividly; people are unexpectedly out walking the streets; even squirrels and bunnies enjoy the sunny weather; and, not to mention the colorful tulips! [...]

Community Service Escapades

Posted on May 9th, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

All my fellow students! Here I am again. Back in action! Being an international student is not just about studying and studying and…. studying. Well, in my case I did community service. And it was fun… Unleash the volunteer in you my fellow students! FOOD BANK PART I We went to Northern Illinois Food Bank [...]

Senior year in college….Awards…Resume building

Posted on April 19th, 2010 by Laura Herrejón

Wow… I am a senior… when did this happen? I can clearly remember starting to research Universities in the US when I has in high school and now… one more semester and I will be graduating… taking me 3.5 years to finish my college degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. [...]

Learning the Language

Posted on February 2nd, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

Studying in another country means immersing yourself in a different environment.  An international student should adjust in order to survive.  And so, learning a language of the country you want to study in is one of the important factors to consider to make the adjustment easier and to maximize the study abroad experience. Language—a means [...]

Trimester? Try ‘em, you’ll get faster!

Posted on January 24th, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

If you are studying in a university or college that is trimester-based, you have got to unleash the Superman in you. You have to be faster than a speeding bullet! A 10-week term seems so short, but the list of school work may compare to a long file of die-hard fans for a sold out [...]

Two weeks in a snow!

Posted on January 17th, 2010 by Lindo Lindo

Yes, I am here. I have been walking on American soil over the past two weeks.  But as transitory my stay is going to be, a bond with the environment continues to grow, and every second seems more precious… I am inhaling Naperville’s winter air; I hear it whistle at night. I see the divine [...]

Meet the Jitters

Posted on December 29th, 2009 by Lindo Lindo

If I could create a movie that describes how I feel at this moment, it would be a remake of the 2004 comedy film entitled, “Meet the Fockers,” but this time it goes, “Meet the Jitters.”  Last time I checked, I was altogether excited and eager in anticipation for my trip, but now I wish [...]

GRE Results!

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Sometimes we feelnervous, and some other times we feel overqualified. As international students we come from an educational system that usually prepare us for anything and everything in life. As I was studying for the GRE, I realized that there were many things that I did not know due to the fact that I was [...]