Cari Pick is a 21-year-old Junior at the University of Notre Dame, studying Psychology and Spanish. She is from a suburb of Chicago, and is currently studying abroad at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile. She spent the last three weeks living with a host family in the rural village of San Dionisio, located near Linares, Chile and chose this study abroad program for its focus on service, and now hopes to be able to help with the post-earthquake relief efforts.

Saturday's earthquake shook buildings for minutes and jammed phone lines, cutting off communication in the middle of the disaster. Foreign-exchange student Cari Pick reports from Santiago.