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Crossing the river before summiting 17,500 Pico Austria. Photo by Ella Williams (2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest, 2nd Place), South America Semester.


Hey everyone! My name is Chris, I’m from California, and I’m currently on a gap year before starting college. So far on my gap year I lived in Costa Rica for two months, worked at a clothing store for a month, and I am currently road tripping solo around the Western US skiing at as many places as I can along the way. Some of my interests include soccer, surfing, running, and skiing. I also love backpacking so I can’t wait to go trekking with you all!

Despite living in Costa Rica for a couple of months my Spanish is not that great, but I hope to change that during our time in South America! I am looking forward to learning from and interacting with the people and cultures in the areas we will be traveling in.

See you all in a couple of weeks!