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April 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Visiting El Carmen, an Afro-Peruvian town in Ica, Peru

This past weekend, we had one of the three trips students do while in the Peru program: the trip to El Carmen, an Afro-Peruvian town. We left on Friday and arrived late in the afternoon to El Carmen, an Afro-Peruvian town in Ica, a province of Peru, 4 hours south of Lima. Click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.…



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Added by Laura Balbuena on April 24, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

I Ride Around in A Mercedes in Argentina, No Big Deal

 

  Especially when they are always crowded buses. 

In three more days I will have been in BsAs for two months. I tell you this because it still seems crazy that I am living here and even crazier that I have been here that long. Things for the most part are starting to develop a pattern. It starts to feel more and more every day that I really live here and am not a tourist here for a couple of days. However, there are still those occasions…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on April 17, 2011 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

It was Freshman Year Again...But in Spanish...In Argentina

It is weird to think I have registered for my senior year of classes at Miami and have just finalized my schedule here. The scariest thing might just be that I wrote senior. However, that would be a completely different adventure.

 

I have had a lot of questions about my classes, so I though I would break it down.

 

I should start from the beginning.

 

First off registration is very different for a study abroad student. In Argentina a student follows…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on April 8, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

IFSA-Butler Peru Students Featured in Magazine

The most recent edition of NAFSA's International Educator magazine features a photo of IFSA-Butler students in Peru, as well as quotes from Laura Balbuena, IFSA-Butler's resident director in Peru. The article, which focuses on women in Latin America, includes a photo of our…

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Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Former IFSA-Butler Student Accepted to Peace Corps Ecuador

Christopher Morriss, a student from University of Vermont who studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú during Fall 2009, has been accepted to Peace Corps Ecuador. Christopher is a premedical student and he intends to enter medical school after his service in the Peace Corps. He hopes to use his Spanish language skills as a doctor and, if the opportunity presents itself, practice medicine abroad.

 

"I believe my time with IFSA-Butler in Peru was key towards my…

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Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Sociology Student Excells at University of Auckland

Dylan Mackie-Hernandez of Colorado College has been recognized by the Department of Sociology of The University of Auckland for his excellent grades during Semester 2, 2010. Congratulations to Dylan for his outstanding academic achievement!

Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

IFSA Student Receives Award for Essay

Congratulations to Michael Anderson from McKendree University who received an award for his essay on why he wanted to study at King's College London! Here Michael is pictured with the principal of King's upon accepting his award.… Continue

Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Galway Student's Final Paper Accepted by SEWSA

College of Charleston student Sarah Kate Hampton was invited to present her final paper written for her Women's Human Rights class in Ireland at a SEWSA  conference (Southeastern Women's Studies Association). Sarah Kate studied at the National University of Ireland in Galway during the Fall of 2009.

 

"I think that I only could have written that paper with the resources that I had explored in my class. We studied European Women's Studies scholars, which is an area that I had…

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Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Esther Uduehi Named 2011 Rhodes Scholar

Esther Uduehi, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington, studied abroad during the Fall of 2009 at Oxford University in England through IFSA-Butler. Due to her outstanding achievements in chemistry and mathematics, Esther was recently named a 2011 Rhodes Scholar. This scholarship will enable Esther to continue her studies at Oxford for up to three years. We are extremely proud of Esther's great achievements and we wish her continued success at Oxford University!

 

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Added by Sara Bell on April 4, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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