Sunday, November 09, 2008


Hello Blog Readers,

For those of you who do not yet know, I will be spending next semester overseas studying in Valparaiso, Chile!!

I just received the final acceptance letter from CIEE (the organization I studying abroad through). SO I will be starting my trip in February, flying to Santiago to meet up with the 30 other kids from around the world that will be studying in Chile with me. Then we will take a bus to Viña del Mar, Chile, which is the suburb next to Valparaiso.

I will be living with a host family in Viña del Mar, I don't know who they are yet, but I can already guess how amazing they are going to be! I will be taking four classes - two of which will be with only CIEE students and a CIEE professor. The other two classes, I will enroll in the local university called Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. These classes will be with other Chileans, studying whichever topics I am interested in! All of my classes will be taught in Spanish, and all of the people I encounter will speak spanish. What an excellent opportunity!

Here are some images I have found of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

Can't wait for this amazing opportunity! Don't worry - I will be updating this blog often while I am there, so you can hear about my stories!

A lot of love and exciting adventures,



Anonymous said...

holy bajeezuz

those pictures are amazing. i can not believe how lucky you are!!! i wish i could go to chili with you and baile del mar :) oh my!! you are going to have such a wonderful time!


Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS NESSA!!!!!! such great news. i'm so excited for you!! you're going to come back a pro at spanish... LOVE YOU!

Anonymous said...

whoops i forgot to sign my name haha
MUCH LOVE, ashley

Whisney said...

congrats vanessa! cant wait to hear some sweet stories!

Anonymous said...


This is going to be a life altering experience!! What a great birthday gift to find out now. Happy birthday (Nov 12th)!!

Love you sweetie,


BonnieRose said...

so wonderful.... u are one blessed woman.

The Band is On the Field said...

haha 10 bucks says at least 5 kids on ur CIEE program are from Penn State.