I don't think words can describe how happy I am to be here.
ECELA, the school that we are studying at is so comfortable. The teachers are so welcoming and interpersonal. I thought that the teachers speaking in all Spanish was going to be intimidating but it's the opposite. We have to pay attention in class because it's the only way we can slightly understand what's going on. It's all so different from what I am used to be it is making me appreciate what I have and do back home.
Today we took the metro (subway) to a place called Los Dominicos. It was BEAUTIFUL. It was also covered in cats which I loved. The shops were very traditional and stuff that you can only buy in Chile. It was like little shacks on a dirt road. After experiencing Los Dominicos I really and truly feel like I am in South America.
Hi! My name is Emma Lieber and I am an undergraduate student at Buffalo State working towards a degree in Special Education. I, along with 9 other students and faculty member are traveling to Chile. We are using this blog as a form of self reflection and a way to keep our friends and families in the loop. I am so excited to begin this journey so please come along as I begin this monumental experience.