08 Aug
Viaje a la Nieve!!!
Trip to the Snow!!

     Well, last week when I thought all of my classes were to begin, I was wrong. Since I am able to take classes at three of Santiago’s universities not all of my classes had the same starting date. I had one class start last week and the rest will begin this following week. As long as everything works out I think my final course picks will be: Advanced Spanish (required of course), Political Organization in Chile, History & Society of Contemporary Chile and last but not least a Salsa class which I very excited about. Before anyone asks, yes, all of my courses are being/will be taught in Spanish. For the one class I’ve started my professor speaks 5,000,000 mph and I think during our first class I understood about 5% of what she said. My Spanish is improving I can tell, but my limits are definitely being tested. Anyhow, I know by the end of this semester I will be speaking like a native. Ok, maybe not that good but much better. I will have more to say about my classes in my next post since all of my classes will have started by then but that is pretty much it for now. This last week has been crazy trying to figure out courses I am going to be taking but other then that, I am just continuing to settle in. 
     Also before I close I invite everyone to view the video below. This past weekend my group had our first trip out of the city with our study abroad program. We went to the mountains about an hour outside of Santiago to ski and do whatever we wanted pretty much. The video below is from me tubing at Camino a Farellones. It is very entertaining. If you watch closely you will see once I get to the bottom of the hill, I actually am going so fast I go up into the net that stops people from going the rest of the way down the mountain. I had a blast to say the least! Next weekend, we will be taking a day-trip to Chile’s coastal city of Valparaiso so I will have more on that too.

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Posted by on August 8, 2010 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “

  1. Phil

    August 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    You are off to a great start, especially with the language opportunities. Hey, can you tape record classes? If the prof. speaks too fast, may help with comprehension. Just a thought.


  2. Anthony E. Navarrete

    August 9, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Yes, I am going to look into that. I think that may help me a lot. Thanks for the idea!!

  3. Tom Li

    October 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    OMG!!!!!!I would never have the courage to do that mountain slide thing…lol How are you Anthony?!


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