UNM Pack

Some things about St. Petersburg

Written by Zoe C.
Date 11/12/2018 - 1:50pm
If someone had told me one year ago that I would be in St. Petersburg today, I would’ve been hard pressed to believe them. Without considering the convoluted relationship between the US and Russia (especially currently) logistically, traveling to Russia is complicated to say the least. My grandma...


Written by Isaac M.
Date 11/08/2018 - 3:57pm
Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! So, this past weekend was not only a culture shock but also so much fun. Mejiji Gakuin University took myself and the other exchange students to the village of Oshino-Hakkai. While visiting Oshino-Hakkai our coordinator took us to see the ninja village,...

<div>Morocco Trip & Thoughts on International Education</div>

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 11/08/2018 - 3:56pm
At first, I thought of making two different blog posts about the topics in this post, but after reflecting for a minute on my trip to Morocco and the importance of international education, I decided that they were analogous in many ways. Perhaps explaining them together will make it the...

Pattu’s Wedding

Written by Yoko K.
Date 10/31/2018 - 12:30pm
This weekend I had the honor of attending my first Indian wedding. Specifically, it was a South Indian wedding (different parts of India have different customs and traditions when it comes to wedding celebrations). It was honestly one of the coolest experiences I have had during my time here. So...

Exploring Estonia

Written by Zoe C.
Date 10/30/2018 - 12:13pm
Briefly about saunas… Saunas are really popular in Estonia. And I mean, most people have a personal sauna in their home, all gyms have a sauna, and my school even has two. Before coming here I’d only been in a sauna twice, and both times it was kinda this special thing that was supposed to help me...

Shrines and Host Family! =D

Written by Isaac M.
Date 10/29/2018 - 10:56am
Hey everyone! So, the past few weeks have been so crazy but so much fun. Nikkō Tōshō-gū was so much fun and talk about a culture shock. I also met my host family and they are the nicest people I have ever met! So, a bit of history on Nikkō Tōshō-gū it is the final resting place of the Tokugawa...


Written by Yoko K.
Date 10/25/2018 - 10:39am
It’s hard to believe that I have been in India for almost three months now! So, after two months of being in school, it was about time I had a nice adventure. Fortunately, the Hindu holiday of Navaratri was coming up and the majority of India celebrates it for 9 nights (10 days) and on the last...

What does it take to study abroad?

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 10/25/2018 - 10:38am
My mom actually suggested the topic for this blog post. It’s not that I don’t have things that I can write about, but I thought this topic could be potentially more interesting than me telling you how, even in Spain, professors make you write papers in groups and do presentations. (If you are...

Towers, Temples and Food!

Written by Isaac M.
Date 10/12/2018 - 9:56am
Hey everyone, so the past few weeks have been a huge culture shock to say the least. The last time I posted I claimed I was going to Meguro, which I did, but I went to Tokyo Tower as well. The experience at Tokyo Tower was amazing. When I was going up to not only the mid deck of the tower, but as...

Las Carrers de Valencia

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 10/08/2018 - 11:11am
They closed down the street so I could take this picture It always amazes me the amount that you can accomplish in one weekend. I mean, some weekends you feel like wow, that felt amazing to waste two complete days. Other weekends you get less sleep than during the weekdays. This weekend was one...