Monday, January 21, 2013

How did I get here?

This is my first post so I will use this space to tell my story in few lines in order for you to understand my current situation… I was born in Peru in 1986 and have lived there all my life. Despite Peru has its problems, like poverty, lack of education, lack of authorities, etc., I really love living there and I’m very proud of being Peruvian.  I came to live in Michigan because my husband is studying an MBA here, at Ross Business School (Michigan University). The MBA lasts two years, nevertheless, I’m going to be here just the last one. The first year my husband was only my boyfriend and he came by himself because I had all my life back in Peru, my family, a good job, my friends… But the first year that we were apart was really awful!!!! So we decided we wanted to be together, no matter what we would have to sacrifice. So we got married, I quit my job, left my friends and family, pack my warmer clothes and came to live here… in Ann Arbor, Michigan… the most beautiful but coldest place I have ever been!
In this blog I will tell you all about my life in the U.S. and the differences with my country which are more than what you could imagine!! So you will experience through my stories, how does an emerging country girl manages to adapt her life to one of the most developed countries in the world.
I hope you find it interesting and enjoy getting to know a little bit more about the Peruvian culture.


  1. Hi Andrea,

    Congratulations with your new blog! Your idea is brilliant - write a personal dairy of foreigner in the US. You can see and show many things differently than locals, especially in Michigan :-)

    Best regards,
    Viktor (Ukrainian from Ukraine)

  2. Hi Andrea,
    I can totally relate (on the long-distance level at least!) I am a military spouse so I know how it is to sacrifice everything for the one you love. It is difficult, but leads you to so many new adventures that you never would have gotten experience otherwise! I look forward to you blogposts!
    Kate Garrison

  3. I'm a huge sucker for the romance in your story! I'm sure the two cultures are vastly different and your viewpoint and experiences will make for great posts! Congrats on your new adventure!
    Jennifer Cochran

  4. What a change, from Peru to Michigan! I grew up in Brazil and have been living abroad for a while now, and remember the challenges of moving to such a different country. It's tough in some respects, but so much fun as well! I wish you all the best and will follow your adventures through your blog. Good luck!

    - Paula