Mexico City: The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

One of our first stops in Mexico City was the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  As a Protestant American, I don’t think I could appreciate the full significance of this site for Mexican Catholics, but it was a cool place to visit nonetheless. In 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego, an indigenous … More Mexico City: The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

After Study Abroad: 16 Questions to ask instead of “How was it?!”

When you get home after studying abroad, people are naturally going to want to hear about it.  Usually after a quick greeting, the conversation starts, “So how was it?!”  While well-intentioned, I often felt this question was so broad and vague that I didn’t know where to start.  I felt like most acquaintances just expected … More After Study Abroad: 16 Questions to ask instead of “How was it?!”