Hello! And hello again to those who are revisiting my blog after I finished my study abroad program in May 2015. This time, my blog is not about a world tour to study public health, but about my first big life event after graduating from Wesleyan: living in Chile from September 2016 through May 2017. I am very lucky because I get to do this with my twin brother, Jordin. We want to immerse ourselves in the Spanish language and Chilean culture, and the hope is to be fluent by the time we return (which is nervewracking because my Spanish right now is veryyyyy rusty). For the first four weeks, we will be taking a course to get our TEFL/TESOL certification to teach English, and afterward we will be searching for jobs to do just that. If you’re following along for the journey, thank you so much for your interest! I am so thankful to have family and friends who supported this plan (even though we only figured out what we’d actually be doing in mid-August) and helped make it happen. I am so excited to share my journey with you!
While I will be posting photos here, for those on Instagram, follow @metziculous for a more visual description of my life in Chile :)
¡Holaaaa! My name is Rachael and I’m a junior (class of 2016) at Wesleyan University, majoring in Psychology and Science in Society. I know I want to pursue public health in the future, but that’s all I got right now (I’ll update you when I figure out the rest of my life). During the spring 2015 semester, I have the amazing opportunity to study public health all over the world on a program traveling to New Orleans, Vietnam, South Africa, and Argentina. If you’re reading this because you want to stay updated on this journey, thank you! I will try to update it as often as I can. If you stumbled upon this page accidentally, I hope you enjoy the graphics and settings that took me so long to set up.
Here are the exact dates I’ll be in each place (with some travel days in between):
- New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: Jan. 4-17
- Hanoi, Vietnam: Jan. 19 – Feb. 16
- Bushbuckridge, South Africa: Feb. 17 – March 24
- Buenos Aires, Argentina: March 25 – April 27