Rocks Zayda

Attending:Portland CC
Studying in Chile (Summer) | *PDXAbroad Scholarship
*PDXAbroad Scholarship

¡Hola! My name is Rocks and I am one excited lady! This summer I will be traveling to Santiago de Chile to study for a semester at the Universidad de Andrés Bello. While there, I will be taking an introduction to Latin American Photography class and workshop that is taught entirely in Spanish. I am really looking forward to exploring the city in such an intimate way; just me and my camera. Over six million people currently live in Santiago which is bordered by the ocean to the west and the Andes Mountains to the east, so I will have plenty to capture through my lens, but I am especially excited about photographing all the amazing street art that helps color the city. I will also be volunteering with a local group that helps marginalized people in the community with self-publishing projects called, "Feria de Fanzines" that sponsors monthly events in and around the city.
I am currently attending Portland Community College in order to become a high school Spanish teacher. But before I enter the classroom to teach, it is important for me to have a more personal connection to the culture.

Growing up in poverty, I never thought that studying abroad would ever fit into my life, but now my dream will soon be realized and I can't wait to start my learning adventure in Santiago! ¡Gracias FEA!

Journal Entries By Rocks

Valparaíso, Chile

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Posted on Jul 12th 2015

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Chilean Pesos

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Posted on Jul 07th 2015

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Monkey Sanctuary in Peñaflor, Chile

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Posted on Jun 25th 2015

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Estación Mapocho

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Posted on Jun 19th 2015

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Public Transportation in Santiago de Chile

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Posted on Jun 12th 2015

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Captivating Exposition by Mexican Artist Graciela Iturbide

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Posted on Jun 04th 2015

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Parque de las Esculturas (Sculpture Park)

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Posted on May 24th 2015

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Yayoi Kusama ‘Obsesion infinita’ at CORPARTES.

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Posted on May 13th 2015

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The Beginning of my Study Abroad Journey

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Posted on May 11th 2015

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Colorful Cemetery at the End of the World

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Posted on May 11th 2015

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