Author Archives: Loretta Devery

About Loretta Devery

Loretta Devery is a junior in the College from Richboro, PA, majoring in Spanish with (potentially) a Certificate in Latin American Studies. She is very excited to be spending the spring 2009 semester in Santiago, Chile and having the opportunity to experience fall and winter twice in the same year while missing out on spring altogether. Thanks to Chile’s geographic diversity and temperate climate, however, she is looking forward to both skiing in the Andes (or at least learning to ski at some point in her life) and visiting beach towns along the coast (with her SPF 85 sunscreen).

Saying Goodbye to South America: A little more difficult than I had anticipated

The time has finally come for me to write my final re-entry post. I left Chile on July 14 and spent the three following weeks traveling through Peru and Ecuador on my way home (the main reason why I’ve been … Continue reading

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Thanks, but maybe I’ll walk

In my last post, I alluded briefly to the joys of using public transportation in Santiago. I would now like to take the time to describe in greater detail what you might experience upon choosing to patronize Santiago’s Transantiago (bus … Continue reading

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A Day in Gringolandia

So, my second round of midterms is in full swing. That’s right, as all of the students in the Northern Hemisphere are finishing up their semesters, the Southern Hemispheric system of higher education is still going strong. In the past … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think I Signed Up for This

I’m going to take this opportunity to apologize for the epic length of this post but I think it is fitting for the epic tale I’m about to tell… Last weekend, my program planned a trip for us to Pucón, … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Gain…or at least no yellow shirt

Those of you who are reading this who know me fairly well should probably sit down before continuing because what I’m about to tell you might come as a shock: I’ve taken up running. I know. Who am I and … Continue reading

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!

Two Thursdays ago, my friend Rachel called me and asked if I’d be interested in going to a fútbol game. Colo Colo, one of the two most popular teams in Santiago, was playing Liga de Quito, a team from Ecuador. … Continue reading

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Everything is bigger in Chile

After being in Chile for two and a half weeks, I’ve come to notice something – everything here is enormous. Normally when you think about any country other than the US, you imagine a more proportional lifestyle without Wal-Mart Super … Continue reading

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¿Cómo se dice “yum”?

After nearly two month of waiting, I’m finally studying abroad! I arrived on Wednesday after a nice flight from Philadelphia to Santiago via Toronto (don’t ask). Seeing as how Chile is in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s summertime in Santiago. Normally, … Continue reading

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Anxiously awaiting…

When I originally decided that I was going to study abroad in Chile, I knew that I would have an eternally long winter break. At the end of last semester as I was saying my goodbyes, friends would ask, “So … Continue reading

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