It's #TBT! This week it is Elizabeth Potter's time to shine! Last semester she went to Chile! Here is more about her experience and what her favorite part was!
The first pic included (the black and white one) is a picture of me in "Valle de Muerte" (valley of death) in the north of Chile in the Atacama desert, which is the closest you can get to being on mars on the earth (in fact, it's where the mars rover was tested). The second photo was taken at the other extreme of the country in Chilean Patagonia (very close to Antartica) where I spent a week backpacking in the national park, Torres del Paine. "It's so hard to express just one part of my study abroad experiences that was my favorite part....but if I had to choose just one thing it would probably be being entirely out of my comfort zone, whether I was in one of the most hostile environments in the world (in the Atacama desert) or making friends out of strangers in a few days in one of the most beautiful places on the planet (in Patagonia) and wherever I went, learning how to make myself comfortable. There is something so empowering about finding new pieces of yourself in new places and learning that home is not necessarily a place you leave behind or a new place you discover, but something you carry around inside yourself. After this experience, I feel like I can do anything. " -Elizabeth Potter
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