The worldwide Augustana College experience

Welcome to the Jungle!

On Wednesday morning I got up early to meet the group at school to go to the jungle!! As I was leaving, my host mom gave me the biggest hug goodbye! She filled the mom role perfectly by stressing multiple times to stay safe and have fun while being really, really safe. The bus rides [...]

Toy Story 3, 50th Anniversary Parties, and Incan Ruins– Oh My!

Last week was a fairly subdued week with mostly routine activities and a little bit of unscheduled fun here and there. On Wednesday I finally called my parents. (Sorry that it only took me a month, guys!) It was so great to hear their voices and just chat about the little things that won’t fit [...]

A Typical Day in Cuenca

I’ve had a special request to blog about my typical day in Cuenca. So here it goes… I wake up at 6:30am and jump in the shower (in my own private bathroom!). Then I head downstairs for breakfast. At breakfast it’s just me and Gladys (my host mom) in the kitchen. We chat a little [...]

MEXICO CHALLENGE Day 6 (confession)

I have a confession to make and that is that I spent all of my “free time” today researching for my History project. Does that count as something cultural? “I will spend no less than one hour either visiting a cultural site or in a public place observing and people watching in an effort to [...]

Top 10.

Top 10 Things I Miss About Living in the United States 10.  American football: Some of my friends went to a sports bar to try and watch the Bears play the Packers, but the game wasn’t on any of the channels. I’m sort of glad I didn’t see it, though, because it sounded painful for [...]

First Days in Cuenca

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 [...]