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Advice for the virgin traveler?

Hey ya'll,

I'm currently trying to decide if I'll study abroad in Buenos Aires this coming spring, but I'm having a lot of fears and doubts about accepting. Mostly I'm afraid of my language skills being inadequate, not being able to find my way, having trouble connecting to other students, getting homesick, missing a boyfriend... yikes! I've also never traveled internationally before, so I don't have any of the positive associations that might help mitigate my fears.

What…

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Added by Zoe Schaeffer on November 10, 2011 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

Excellent video about the experience of a Luther student in Peru!!

Added by Laura Balbuena on October 27, 2011 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Glimpse Correspondents Program

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is an opportunity for students, volunteers, teachers, and travelers who will be abroad for part of  2011 to get their stories and photography published at high-profile publications--and get paid for it.



Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides selected writers and photographers with a $600 stipend and one on one editorial training and support in…
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Added by Art on September 8, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

I'm here!

Well, I meant to write a pre-departure blog post before I left, but I just didn’t have time. Between computer troubles and having limited internet access, this is the first time I’ve been able to post since arriving.

Preparing for Edinburgh has meant so much to me. This was a lot of firsts —first plane trip, train trip, and first adventure out of the country.  I suppose I like to do things by great leaps.  I was very nervous the first few days before I left, but I saw my friends and…

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Added by Megan Voegele on August 25, 2011 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

IFSA-Butler Blog Contest



Each semester the IFSA-Butler featured bloggers will all be competing in a contest. On the blogs and video blogs, you may notice the Facebook “Like” button at the bottom of the entry. (a photo is included). Vote for the bloggers you feel have the most creative, informative and innovative blog…

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Added by Art on August 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Back to the Cornfields

So I have been back for almost a week. I was hoping to finish my blog my last few days in BA. However, those days filled up quickly with new friends, good-byes, and last minute gifts.

 

In my time since my last blog, I have traveled to Peru. I have seen Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, but you are going to have to ask me about those adventures in person.

 

What was my time in Argentina like? How was it? Common questions that I have gotten since I returned to the…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on July 25, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Did you and one of your parents study abroad?

A Huffington Post reporter is doing a piece on study abroad over the years — what it's like, why it's more popular, and how the experience has changed. If you have a parent who also studied abroad in college, please email rebecca.ballhaus@huffingtonpost.com. This is a great opportunity to tell your…

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Added by Art on July 1, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Anne Wexler Scholarships

Two Anne Wexler Scholarships will be awarded annually. One for an Australian citizen to complete a U.S. Master's degree program in Public Policy, and one for a U.S. citizen to complete an Australian Master's program in Public Policy areas.



Areas of study may include health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, political science, history, or government relations, amongst others.



The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two…
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Added by Art on June 29, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Glimpse Correspondents Program

This message is to announce that due to unprecedented response, Glimpse has

decided to extend the application period for the Glimpse Correspondents

Program one more week.



The new deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2011.



Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic

Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides talented writers

and photographers with a $600 stipend as well as one on one editorial…

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Added by Art on June 23, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Is that? It is...It's a ...

Whale! This weekend I took my last trip inside Argentina to Puerto Madryn. It was a pretty long trip, but so worth it. Puerto Madryn is this really cute town that was first settled by the Welsh. Now it is most popular for the whales and wildlife. The sad part of trip was the first day we arrived it was pretty windy…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on June 20, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Our students modeling on Peruvian TV!!!

Our three male students appeared on Peruvian TV modeling clothes for father's day like professionals. Speaking about full immersion into the culture!! :)

Added by Laura Balbuena on June 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Checking Things Off My List

So, it’s boiling down. Finals are right around the corner and I hate them just as much as I do in the states. However, I am very proud of finishing a paper especially when it is Spanish. However, with 35 days left in South America I have a pretty long too do list. This week I am headed back to Patagonia. The following week includes final exams and the following week final presentations and final papers. Then it is off to Peru for two weeks. Finally, I have a couple days to say good-bye to…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on June 12, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Cusco!!!!!!! Spring 2011

We are back from our Cusco trip. It was amazing, as usual, and we had the time of our lives!



Day 1: After a nap and a light lunch, our time in Cusco started by visiting the ruins that surround the city of Cusco. We went to Sacsayhuaman where we learned some interesting facts about Incan geology.…

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Added by Laura Balbuena on June 8, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

A Volcano and An Iceberg...

An interesting combination to say the least, however I promise you they connect. This past weekend I went to Calafate, which is located in Glacier National Park. After about at 3 and half hour plane ride south, I arrived at the cute little town of Calafate. It was a pretty fast trip overall. Some highlights included…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on June 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Wow- Is this real life!?!

Finding a new restaurant, trying something new, seeing a beautiful old church just around the…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on May 29, 2011 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

Another City, and a Neuvo Perspective

This past weekend I went to Rosario, which is the third largest city in Argentina. It is in the providence Santa Fe. Santa Fe is the birthplace of Che and Messi. It is a pretty city next to the river. The river is called the Paraná. It was our last trip with the program, but it was pretty nice. The highlight was staying in a Holiday Inn, which sounds so funny. However, it was soon nice to stay in a hotel and not a hostel. It was pretty much a standard hotel, but a double bed can look so…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on May 17, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Loving Argentina, but Thinking of You

First and Foremost I need to wish two very special men a Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Daddy and Conor!!!!!!

!!!!!Besos from Argentina!!!!!!

 

Also Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!!

 

I also need to wish one of the finest equestrian team good luck at the National Competition…

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Added by Mary Zoe Forster on May 2, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Visiting Caral, the oldest civilization in the Americas!!

We visited this past Saturday Caral, the oldest civilization in the Americas, located four hours north of Lima in the Supe valley. Here you have a picture of the group at the entrance to the ruins.

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Added by Laura Balbuena on May 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

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