The Study Abroad Newsletter

Paragliding Over the Andes

Lyndsie Ullrich
Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

Lyndise with a friend I am studying abroad in Valdivia, Chile and I love it! My host family is great and my Spanish is improving a great deal! However the best part about living in South America so far has been my ability to travel and learn. So far I have been to Peru and seen the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu, a life changing experience. I met people of the islands in Lake Titicaca, some of the last speakers of Quechua in the world. I have went to Argentina twice now and went paragliding off the Andes and to Bariloche. Argentina, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. And I have been several places in Chile as well, including visiting a Mapuche village, (the indigenous people of Chile). Every time I travel, I learn more about myself. Everyday feels like an adventure.