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Bday away from home…

Posted on February 12th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

There are thousands of miles away from where I am to home, which sometimes makes it hard for that time of the year when we become one year older. My birthday was yesterday and different from Mexico. Usually in Mexico, my family would have woken me up at midnight of my birthday with a cake singing [...]

Culture Shocks

Posted on January 28th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

We always think or kind of prepare ourselves to the changes we may encounter when we face a different atmosphere than the one we are used to. Well, I have to say that for me, even after one year and a half of living in a different country, I am still not used to the [...]

What? My fourth semester of college already?! And changing majors?

Posted on January 13th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

So, here I am about to start my fourth semester in college, after a nice vacation back home (Mexico). It was great being able to see my family, celebrate the holidays, see my friends and be in known territory When I got there, it felt like I was never gone, and a blink of eyes [...]

Thanksgiving in the United States!

Posted on December 1st, 2008 by Laura Herrejón

Lots of food… nice company…fun time…. Aren’t these not part of the experiences we face when we celebrate thanksgiving in the United States? I have to say that I found myself surrounded by amazing people, making me feel so welcomed, and in a family setting, which sometimes is necessary being so far away from home. [...]

Time flies!

Posted on October 27th, 2008 by Laura Herrejón

I can’t believe that I have been studying in the United States for longer than a year. I am already in my 10th week of my first semester of my sophomore year, and it feels like I just started yesterday. I am absolutely in love with the University I chose and I can honestly say that [...]

Intramural Volleyball

Posted on October 6th, 2008 by Laura Herrejón

As I have mentioned before, being involved in school can really help to expand our views in life. About two weeks ago, I was invited to join a volleyball team that was going to be entering the intramural competition, and of course I accepted. I love volleyball and I used to play it when I [...]

Second language barriers…

Posted on September 30th, 2008 by Laura Herrejón

This semester I decided to take 18 credit hours. Oh wow! It’s so much work. I am taking: Business Statistics, Core, Finite Mathematics, Principles of Macroeconomics and Financial Accounting. They are all very interesting classes but they take a lot of dedication and the truth is that sometimes they take more work than normal, because [...]

Get involved!

Posted on September 13th, 2008 by Laura Herrejón

Time is flying… and I can’t believe it has been already 4 weeks since my arrival to the United States coming from Mexico this summer.  I feel like I have been living here for a longer time than that. My life has been going to every direction, including friendships, activities, the daily routine, etc. I’m [...]

My Experience Thus Far…

Posted on August 27th, 2008 by Laura Herrejón

The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster of experiences. First of all, I said goodbye to my friends and to my hometown in Mexico, and I had to face the adventure of discovering this whole new atmosphere of my life. Last Monday I arrived at Valparaiso, Indiana. I have to say that I absolutely [...]

One More Week and My Life Will be Heading Towards a New Direction…

Posted on August 9th, 2008 by Laura Herrejón

Wow….7 more days and I will be back in the US, I am sure going to miss Mexico but I am so excited for what is coming next for me! Well, as I am going to be a sophomore in a new University, I am really nervous about getting to a new place without knowing [...]