Two years ago, I started writing at The Odyssey Online. I only wrote a few articles, but I just came across one of my most significant ones. I wrote an update on the regular Visumsum Blog, but I thought it’d be fun to share exactly what I wrote since it’s part of my experience living in the U.S.Read More
In July 2013, I moved from Mexico to the United States with the simple intention of experiencing what it was like to live in another country and practice the English I had learned in school, along with my mom and my sister. But little did I know that that the 1 year we had planned to leave would turn into 5 and that the person who would come back, would be nothing like the one who left.Read More
As previously mentioned, I was born and raised in Mexico City. Therefore, my first language is Spanish.
Shocking but true, one of my biggest cultural shocks happened when I met others who spoke Spanish but I didn't feel understood.
Here's what I experienced and learned from that unexpected but significant situation...
The difference between being a tourist and living in a different country is MASSIVE. In fact, I never imagined how actually living in a different country would change my perspective about almost everything…Read More