In my last couple of days here in Buenos Aires, I have made a point of talking with a couple of elders in order to see their points of views on their society. There is one thing that I got out of both of the conversations – the environment we grow up in is crucial to… Read More WHY EDUCATION AND OUR ENVIRONMENT ARE IMPORTANT!
Argentina’s passion for the sport of soccer is truly amazing! One of the reasons I choose Argentina was precisely because of this. Coming from Mexican household, I always grew watching and playing soccer. However, generally in the United States, especially in Kentucky, soccer isn’t at the forefront of sports. It was a breath of fresh… Read More The Culture of Soccer in Argentina!
On the second weekend of my program, I had an option to stay in Buenos Aires, do independent travel, or participate in a volunteer project with an organization called Techo. Techo means roof in Spanish. Since I was able to make this trip possible through scholarships and grants, I thought the most virtuous thing to… Read More Things I learned While Volunteering!
Argentina has been a real learning experience for me, and it has only been a week. Although I grew up speaking Spanish, there is a small learning curve in regards to the Spanish spoken in Buenos Aires. Its proper name is Español Rioplatense. Within a group, sometimes it may be difficult to understand the conversation… Read More Getting Accustomed to Argentina!
I knew I was going to enjoy Iguazu; something about me and water has always gotten along. Classmates who had visited with other programs talked so much about how much they loved it, how great the experience was. I was pumped. Words and pictures don’t accurately grasp how absolutely beautiful las Cataratas de Iguazu are.… Read More Cataratas de Iguazu
Today was an action packed day of Adventure! The city of Buenos Aires is so beautiful that it is hard to describe. The best way to explain it is if New York city and Europe had a baby it would be Argentina. The fast pace life of the city and the European architecture gives Argentina a… Read More Day 2: I have friends!
I live near Washington, D.C., where the museums are mostly free and world-class, where things to do abound and adventures await. It is the easiest thing In the world to head to the city for an afternoon to do something with friends. And yet, I rarely do. In the past two weeks, I’ve been to… Read More Carpe Diem
I decided to study abroad before going to college because I like to travel and learn, and I wasn’t sure if I would get the chance during the next four years. I think I will, luckily, but this trip was a great idea anyway for a different reason: it’s been a practice run for college.… Read More Practice Run
The sports teams in the United States are almost all local. I hadn’t really thought about it, but for the two or three sports we follow mostly – basketball, football (American) and baseball – there’s no important international competition. Slowly, we are learning to play soccer. But for me, I’m finding it hard to root… Read More La Copa Mundial
…that tourism can’t. I had a few problems getting to Buenos Aires, and my Spanish underwent something of a baptism by fire. Quite simply, when the hotel receptionist at your second hotel tells you what time the shuttle is picking you up, you understand out of sheer desperation. (That was the second night in a… Read More What Studying Abroad Does For You…