Hi! My name is Brian David “Alexander” Anderson. I was born in Minot, North Dakota on June 29, 1987. Although my family frequently traveled and I often spent summers in different cities around the country, I was raised in Minot as well. While still in my senior year of high school at Magic City Campus I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. After 4 years of honorable service I was discharged and began my career in academia, first enrolling at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. I am now currently studying Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Sociology, & Spanish) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and I am expecting to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree at the end of this year. Yet even though my graduation will be the culmination of years of hard work and a major milestone in my life, my study abroad in Santiago, Chile has more importance to me on a personal level. Undoubtedly, traveling may be the most important thing to me in my life. There is a sense of unparalleled awe and excitement that seizes me the moment I am exposed to a new environment. My stay in Chile will not only provide for me this sense of euphoria, but learning as well. And with the knowledge that I gleam from this experience, I hope to continue to travel, and fulfill my dreams of teaching English and Spanish all over the world.

Journal entries by Brian