Field Trip Tuesday with Cami to Pontificia Catholic University of Chile

Field Trip Tuesdaywith Cami to Pontificia Catholic University of Chile

The #1 Latin American University in the World.  The above sign’s US equivalent would be Office of Student Affairs.

Change of Plans

Initially, my good friend Camila and I were going to have a pleasant lunch and visit some Chilean museums around Santiago.  But, we were flexible and decided to do the museum visit another day.  Cami works in the microbiology lab at Pontificia pursing her graduate degree.  Since I have an undergraduate degree in biology, specializing in microbiology with a minor in Chemistry, her invitation to visit her campus and lab was met with great enthusiasm by me.   Below are some of our pictures from around town today and on her campus.  I’m not going to write a lot of text on this blog so just enjoy the pictures. 🙂

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A large statue depicting Jesus with outstretched arms adorns the rooftop at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC).  Below you can see the statue on the building above my head.


Returning to the Barrio Lastarria District for lunch today was a must!

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My accidental artsy picture taking skills allowed me to create a mirror image illusion of the courtyard but they are actually separate left and right side photos.


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A statue of Pope John Paul II graces the courtyard at PUC, representing the dedication speech he gave there back in 1987.

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In Chile the academic program areas (Carrera) are represented by various Facultad versus the departments, schools, and colleges that we see in the United States.  Pictured here are the study areas of Law and Biological Sciences at Universidad Pontificia de Chile (PUC).

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Cami’s Laboratory on the PUC campus

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Just when I thought Lay’s potato chips had exhausted their flavor options they go all international on us. However, I’m pretty confident that this huge billboard was erected in honor of World Cup football participating countries. 🙂

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Mandarin oranges growing on a tree in a public park near my hotel.

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