Featured Interview: The Transition Period

The following is a repost of an interview that I did for the Social Enterprise Institute of my alma mater, Northeastern University, in which I talk about post-college life, goal-setting, and finding a healthy work-life balance for recent grads in a new setting.

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7 Types of Backpackers You’ll Encounter in Central America

Central America is a popular route for foreign backpackers because it is beautiful, cheap, and, since it is about 34 times smaller than South America (I did math!!!!), you can cover way more countries in a short period of time. Why do you think I’ve spent so much time there myself? It allows me to…

A “chapa” by any other name

This is a more recent piece, written in July 2013.  Tonight our group of Latin American international friends collectively learned that the word chapa: …in DR means “ass” …in Nicaragua means “earring” …in Honduras means “bottle cap” …in Mexico means “cheekbone” …and in Bolivia means “making out”. Ahhh the endlessly fun world of international Spanish! So much…

¿Que me dice mae?

  This post was originally written about three months into my study abroad in Costa Rica in 2010. My Spanish has improved significantly since then, and so I’ve taken out a couple things that seem like my original understanding of them may have been dubious, or if I don’t actually remember hearing them much in real life.…