Santiago, Chile

I lived in Santiago, Chile, for 9 months after graduating with my BS in geology from North Dakota State University. From March to December of 2016 I lived and worked in central Santiago at the University of Chile in the Geology Department. I met so many amazing friends who helped me navigate South American culture, language, and way of life. These posts cover my daily life, a couple exciting trips, and some of my research.


March

Chile – Week One

Exploring the city

Life in Santiago

April

Earthquakes and flooding

Comidas, bebidas, y postres

May

Research progress

A short vacation south

June

My family comes to visit!

Work and winter

Weekend in Valparaiso

July

4th of July

Peru

Mendoza, Argentina

August

4 months to go

Hiking & asados

September

Snowboarding in the Andes

Celebrating Dieciocho

October

Last visitors

Visiting Los Pelambres Mine

November

Chilean mine tours

The Atacama

Farewells