Natalie's Journey to Colombia

Current Location

Medellin, Colombia

Hola! My name is Natalie Skowlund, and I am an English teacher in Medellín, Colombia. I'm enjoying learning all about Colombian culture and can't wait to share my journey with you!


Now that it's almost November, I've been in Medellin for about three months. Time has flown by, and I've learned many new things that I'd like to share with you!


My nine months in Medellín, Colombia have been full of adventures and opportunities to learn new things. Let me tell you about some of the most important takeaways I've gained so far! 

Field Notes

Given the current political crisis in Venezuela, many Venezuelan citizens have fled the country, seeking refuge in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. Here's some background for you! 


My friend Songhee and I visited another Fulbright researcher, Tamra, in Santa Marta on Colombia's northern coast. It was refreshing to play at the beach, swim around and relax for a weekend.