Study in the USA Blog

Do I really have to try this hard?… Yes I do.

Posted on September 10th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Wow, It has been a long time since I last wrote… The summer was crazy for me. Fortunately, my mom came from Mexico to see me and stayed with me for a month. My cousin from Florida came to see me as well, and it was just a great time. I was working, and had […]

Summer update

Posted on June 6th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

I have been working, doing an internship, and taking classes (3 this summer to be exact) and even though I am super busy and tired most of the time, I think it is a good opportunity for me to keep getting ahead in school. I am a junior now, and after this summer I will […]

Finals… Oh oh! Summer in the USA?

Posted on May 5th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Ok… so by now I have been living in the United States for about 2 years, and I have completed almost 4 semesters in college and I still struggle at the time of the final exams. It takes a lot of dedication and time to be able to concentrate in the final weeks when knowing […]

International Panel

Posted on May 5th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in an International Panel. You might wonder what it is; well it is a panel with about a 300 people in the audience listening to what International Students have to say about their lives as adolescents in their country before they came to the United States. […]

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 […]

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