Abeer in Argentina
Sep12

Abeer in Argentina

Studying abroad in Buenos Aires has got to be one of the best things I have ever done. In the 5 weeks that I spent in this wonderful South American country, I have been to so many places (Buenos Aires, Iguazú and Tigre) and I have learned so many things. I would like to take a moment to share it with you. Mate Mate (mah-tay) or yerba mate (sher-ba mah-tay) is a drink sort of like tea that is a staple in Argentina. It is bitter and is...

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Returning to the Balad*
Sep12

Returning to the Balad*

I spent the first part of my summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am so blessed to have went, studied, and learned. I came back to New York, and with thin the 4 days I was there I to unpack my winter clothes (because in South America it is winter) and I packed my summer clothes. Exactly 50 pounds of it. My family and I went to Amman, Jordan and the West Bank, Palestine. We flew through Egypt Air, so we stopped in Cairo after an 11...

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An Archaeological Work Week!
Jul12

An Archaeological Work Week!

Today marks the last day of my first work week at field school in Peru! I can't believe it's actually been a full work week. And when I say "full," I mean FULL. Bioarchaeologists do not waste any time whatsoever!! I guess I should further explain my situation here, huh? A field school is a credit-awarded program for students interested in anthropology and/or archaeology, essentially. There's about 16 students here altogether--I'm the...

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¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!
Jul01

¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!

So, it’s 1:15 in the morning, but you need to know at this very moment that I am in successfully posting this from Peru! But first—who am I? Hint: the answer is not 24601. Sorry, Valjean, you gotta come clean.   I’m Corrine! Long story short, I transferred to Wagner a little over a year ago after deciding that astrophysics was too introverted for me. So, there I was, taking my first-ever anthropology course; it was covering some...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Recap
Aug14

Guatemalan Encounters: Recap

My summer has come to an end here in Guatemala, but that does not mean my fun will stop here. Even though I still have one week left, I will be spending it sleeping and preparing myself for orientation! I hope you are all excited for it — it will be the perfect beginning to your years at Wagner College. In honor of my summer in Guatemala, I have made a video highlighting all my adventures. I hope you enjoy it. The next time you read...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Antigua
Jul19

Guatemalan Encounters: Antigua

The final stop of our trip was Antigua. This place is very famous because this is where the capital of Guatemala used to be. It was one of the many locations of the capital. It was constantly moved due to natural occurrences like earthquakes and volcanic activity. What happened in Antigua was that the Volcan de Agua (water volcano) overflowed with rain water and flooded the city. It was a one time overflow, though, and nothing has...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Monterico
Jul18

Guatemalan Encounters: Monterico

I had had enough of the city. It was time for some nature in my life. My family and I spent the weekend of my birthday at Monterico, a beach in Guatemala. Most people think that I live near the beach, but they are wrong. I live in the city, and in order to get to either coast it is a three-hour ride. It had been around two years since I last went to the beach, so it was nice to have this as a birthday gift. The ride to the beach was...

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