Marisol’s Story – Oaxaca
Chemistry major with biochemistry emphasis (Hispanic Studies minor) – Class of 2018

A piece of advice to future study away students:
Don’t be afraid to have a lazy day or to just stay in (or because you are saving money), but also go out of your comfort zone more often than not. Also, the little cafe or restaurant not on the map is probably the best! And speak the language of the country is you can as much as possible (don’t be lazy!).

What surprised her about studying away:
How much emotional and mental energy it took to interact with the community and my host family. It exhausted me more than I expected. I had to stay motivated and remind myself the importance of interacting with more than my PLU crew many times!

Marisol Navarro
Puebla, Mexico Oct. 2016