Hi WH Thompson Scholars,
I’ve been asked to share with you a few details of my latest adventure in Chile. First of all, I was a WH Thompson mentor for three years and graduated from UNL last December with a biology degree (and Pre-Health). Since March I’ve been in Chile on a US Student Research Fulbright Scholarship doing a mix of parasitology and archaeology research (5,000+ year-old archaeological site at the tip of the hill behind me). Not only has my research project been a unique learning experience, but also living like a local in another country, acquiring a second language and all the while being tested to learn your strengths and weakness can really re-vamp and expand your identity in a hurry. Studying abroad and taking this opportunity in Chile have been the highlights of my college career. Another great thing about the Fulbright scholarship is that your living expenses and most all costs are covered. Feel fee to send me an e-mail or see the link below if you are curious about my experiences or want to know more about your opportunities abroad, because you should go!
Cheers from South America!