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Well, I have officially returned home to Canada after my 10 month exchange in Chile! This has been a year packed full of learning about myself and the world and life in general. I am extremely proud of my accomplishments and travels this year, and am forever grateful for the privilege to have had such a life-changing and worldly experience at my young age. I will cherish the memories and friendships made over this year for the rest of my life. It’s not a goodbye, just see you later.

For one of my final class projects, we were asked to create a video montage of all of our highlights from our Chilean exchange. Going through all of these video clips turned me into an emotional wreck as I reminisced about how much I have been able to do and see this past year, but I am so happy with the final result; an eight-minute video of my best moments of the year that I can look back on with pure love and joy. Of course, I had a few last minute adventures after the submission date (namely, doing the incredible W-Trek in Patagonia!), but this video sums up the majority of my exchange.

Without further ado (because I’m starting to cry while writing this post), here is a summary of my entire year abroad, a summary of living my best life.

Gracias por todo, Chile. Te quiero con todo mi corazón,


P.S. The voiceover to this video is in Spanish (because the class was in Spanish), but I did my best at translating the captions into English so everyone can understand. All you have to do is turn on closed captions in the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen to read the English translations!

Alexa Bordage is a third-year Bachelor of International Business student who is studying abroad in Chile.

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Carleton University
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