Author Archives: Kira Isaacs

Coming Back Home

This might be the blog post I have dreaded the most. When hearing “final blog post,” one would think it should wrap up my whole semester abroad nice and neatly with a cute little bow, probably with some important moral … Continue reading

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Being a Tía

As my time is coming to a close here in Chile, I have been thinking about the experiences that have really come to shape my time abroad. Without a doubt, volunteering once a week at Doming Savio, an after-school boys … Continue reading

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Living with a Host Family

I’ve met a lot of foreign exchange students here in Santiago—from France, Spain, Colombia, Bolivia, Sweden, to just list a few, and plenty of others from all over the United States. What I’ve come to notice is that my study … Continue reading

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Eating My Way Through Santiago

Manjar. Also known as Chile’s Nutella. You know how they call the food of the Greek gods “ambrosia’? Well I’m thinking that what they really meant by ambrosia was manjar. Some of you may know manjar as “dulce de leche”, … Continue reading

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My First Two Weeks in Santiago!

To be honest, I have been putting off this blog post for a couple of days now. I couldn’t decide if I should write about the tough transition and the homesickness or about some of the experiences that have been … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Boston

Less than two weeks away. Less than two weeks away until I arrive in Santiago, my new home for the next five months. When I think about that fact, a flurry of emotions passes through my gut. I am, as … Continue reading

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