Tag Archives: Buenos Aires

An atypical but thought-provoking tourist experience

Buenos Aires, especially during the springtime, offers an incredible array of attractions for tourists (and of course, for curious study abroad students) to better acquaint themselves with the city. However, many of the most popular sites, from the botanical gardens … Continue reading

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Not a universal university experience

As a non-native Spanish speaking student taking classes direct enrollment at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), one of Argentina’s most accredited public universities, I was well-aware that my experience would be very different from what I was used to … Continue reading

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Miles to Go: Running in Buenos Aires

Ever since I took up cross country in high school and continued competing with the club team at Georgetown, I have wholeheartedly embraced the life motto: “Why walk when you can run?”. Perhaps that is why one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Learning the language of the porteños

¡Hola todos! Although it still seems surreal, in less than 24 hours, I will be boarding a plane to embark on my study abroad adventure in Buenos Aires with the CIEE program. During the five months that I am in … Continue reading

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Explaining the Excitement

“Oh crap, are they in riot gear?” “Yeah, that’s definitely riot gear. I really think we should get out of here.” “No, no let’s stay just a little longer.” There were eight of them advancing on the crowd, shields raised. … Continue reading

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The Uses of University

“Okay wait, so you actually have to pay to go to your school in the United States?” “Well yes, but I get scholarships to help me pay for it.” “That’s not the point. The point is you have to pay … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Thursdays

Thursday has been cancelled due to a scheduling error. Okay, maybe it hasn´t actually been cancelled but it sure feels that way.  Through some strange hiccup in space and time, Thursday in Argentina has become a day in flux, a … Continue reading

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The Business of Buying

A few nights ago my friends and I thought it would be a great idea to make our own dinner; we wanted to have a “Girl´s Night In” as it were.  It ended up being a great dinner; full of … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Watching

About a week ago, I packed a small bag and set out for Jujuy in northern Argentina.  I didn’t have much information about where I’d be going before I left except that the air would be thin and cold.  As … Continue reading

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The Logistics of Language

A few nights ago during dinner I found myself in a situation I never thought I’d be in.  I was attempting to explain precisely what a bagel is for my host family who were all looking at me, from 70 … Continue reading

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