Sydney Lara

Study Abroad Blogger

  • Valparaíso/Viña del Mar, Chile

Background

Major: Psychology

Age: 21

Career goal: Blend my love for nature and surfing, my love for close relationships with others, and my love for Jesus.

City, Country, School: Vina del Mar/Valparaíso, Chile at Pontifical Catholica Universidad Valparaiso (PUCV) through Veritas Christian Study Abroad

Why did you choose this location? I knew I wanted to be in Latin America because I wanted to learn Spanish and I knew I wanted to be close to the ocean so that I could still surf while abroad. Chile came about because I had a friend study abroad there and when he was describing it to me it seemed like a good fit!

What are you most excited to do while abroad? I am probably most excited to explore a new place and learn about a new culture. I'm also excited to meet my host family!

What is your favorite item from home that you are bringing? I'm bringing a journal to write in hopefully everyday or close to every day. I love to write because it helps me process things and it's always fun to go back and read and remember your adventures.

Read Sydney's blog: http://sydneylara.tumblr.com/