Study in the USA Blog

Summer School?

Posted on April 6th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

So far, I have never done any summer school in my life. I have to say that it sounds kind of boring, obnoxious and time-consuming.  The truth is that I will be able to accelerate my graduation if I decide to, and I can make up for the classes that I took when I was […]

Burping in classes? Cultural of personal difference?

Posted on March 16th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

There is something that I have seen happening in my classes that I don’t know if you have experienced. Well, while the professor is giving his lecture and the entire room is quiet, girls or people burp. Not just one class hour but in other class periods as well. I know that in Mexico it […]

Spring Break… Going home!

Posted on March 16th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

I am in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport waiting for my connecting flight, just 2 hours and 35 min away from seeing my parents. My spring break began on Friday and will last until Sunday, March 22nd. I am so excited about seeing my parents, my brother, and my house, eat the food I know and […]

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 […]