Gringo Afroamericano, Part III: Back to Baltimore

posted in: Matt in Chile | 0

Hey, readers! I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog so far this year! My final post is a video in which I reflect on reverse culture shock (that experience of coming back home after being abroad)! Links to the first two blogs in the “Gringo Afroamericano” series: –Part I – Reflecting on Race and Study Abroad –Part II – Risk-taking and Happiness Abroad Want to learn more about black identity and travel? Check out this NYT article by Ashley Southall, “Black Travel …

Traveling within Chile: Northern Deserts and Southern Lakes

posted in: Matt in Chile | 0

Hey, readers! I’m back from my hiatus from blogging and I’m more than ready to update you on my adventures throughout Chile! April was quite a busy month, full of traveling to new places in this dynamic country and adjusting to the workload here. I find my academic life studying abroad just as challenging and demanding as the classes back at Amherst College in Massachusetts. To be fair, I voluntarily chose to pursue an independent research project to study the …