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.
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great opportunity to tell your…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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.…
Added by Laura Balbuena on April 24, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue