Hugging everybody on her first day in the United States

Mario Godoy-Gonzalez told his wife that some Americans don't like to be kissed and hugged. But on their first day, that went out the window.
Dec 29, 2017

Want more than tourism? Try teaching public school in Chile

While I love to travel, I wanted more than just a snapshot of a cultural experience. I was looking for a genuine opportunity to engage in a complex and rich culture.
Jan 15, 2015
Chef Aurelio Pino presents his famous empanadas wearing traditional Chilean garb. (Photo courtesy Aurelio Pino)

Secret Seattle restaurant serves up Chilean specialties

Selling food out of your home is a common way to supplement income and sustain community in Latin America. Chilean chef Aurelio Pino is carrying on the tradition from a “secret” location in South Seattle.
Jan 24, 2014
Karol Cariola, one of Chile's former student leaders and newly-elected members of Congress, meets with a constituent after the elections. (Photo by Eilís O'Neill)

Getting schooled by South American student activists

Students in Chile and Argentina are proving that meaningful education reform means taking over schools and getting young people into office.
Jan 6, 2014

True tales of teaching abroad part two: When things go terribly wrong

Teaching English abroad can be a great experience. But take it from me, beware of placement agencies out to scam you.
May 8, 2013

The global lineup you don’t want to miss at Bumbershoot

For the die-hard Bumbershoot fans already penciling in the schedule for this weekend’s festival, we have a few more can’t-miss global acts for you to squeeze in. Now in its 42nd year, the festival boasts an impressive roster of musicians, comedians and artists from all over the world for some 100,000 festival-goers annually. Thinking about […]
Aug 28, 2012

All quiet on UW campus as tuition rises

When students in Quebec heard earlier this summer that the government planned to raise college tuition by 75%, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Montreal in massive protests. If the increases go through, their tuition will be almost $4,000 per year. University of Washington students, on the other hand, may soon be paying more […]
Aug 10, 2012