Hi! My name is Greg Maggio, and I am a junior year at Augustana. I am a pre-medicine and biology double major with a minor in Spanish, and possibly a Latin American Studies minor. Outside the classroom, I am a member of the Augustana soccer team, Gamma Alpha Beta, Order of Omega, Augustana Admissions Ambassadors, and was on Greek Council last year. Join me this fall as I head to Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the “other” Americas while exploring amazing places like Machu Picchu, Cuernavaca and the Amazon!
So I realize it has been literally forever since my last blog and I have a ton of stories and experiences. What I’m going to do is to write several smaller blog entries on the different experiences instead of just writing one giant blog. I think this way I can get into more detail about [...]
So a lot has happened since my last post, and to be honest I don’t want to write a 10 page blog on this one, so I’m just going to start from the time we entered Peru! We left Ecuador and my family for the past 3 weeks on August 21 and entered into the [...]
Hello again. Sorry to everyone that tried to read this the first time and could not. I have been having quite a few problems with my blogging account (including not being able to upload pictures), but hopefully there will be no more major problems with it. I am going to try and write this post [...]
So first of all, I would like to apologize to everyone for taking so long to write this and not having pictures again. I just got settled into Cuenca (my home for the next 3 weeks) and do not think that the computers here like my camera. So there will not be any pictures until [...]
Location: Ecuador Altitude: 2 miles above sea level So after a long busy summer of waiting, I´m finally here in beatiful, sunny Ecuador! After getting about 4 hours of sleep on Tuesday (2 more than I expected) most of Wednesday was spent in airports and on the planes. We arrived in Quito´s international airport at [...]
So today is my last day in the U.S. before I leave for my journey across the western hemisphere and there has been a lot of excitement mixed with a little anxiety over the past few days. After spending a weekend trying to finish all of my pre-trip assignments (that took much longer than I [...]