3 Myths about Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

Myth 1: Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires is like Studying Abroad in Europe I have heard many people describe Buenos Aires as the Paris of South America, but I do not think this description is fitting. Though the European influences are apparent in the architecture and cuisine of the city, Buenos Aires definitely has its…

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Pre-España

You know how people say that if something is meant to be, everything will work itself out in the end? From personal experience I can confirm that this is completely true. As I sit in the airport awaiting my (delayed) flight to Oviedo, I can’t help but feel extremely grateful and blessed to have such…

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London Diary 1

I think that my identity from when we did the initial activities has changed slightly to my pre-departure process. I feel like I had traveled abroad previously for an extended period of time but after this summer I feel like I had a wider global perspective. I feel that my identity as an American is…

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I’m back

Hi Letters of America,   I am back at Rollins and wow what a time it was. I got back about a week ago and I am already starting classes for my senior year! Times does fly by when you are having fun! I turned in all my assignments for LMU on August 15th and…

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Returning Home

Now that I have returned to normality, away from the wonders of studying abroad and the precious memories that made every minute of my time in Japan worthwhile, I believe that my thoughts recorded in the post written in January – so long ago – still hold true. In terms of my identity affecting my experience,…

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Pre-Departure Roma

Identity is one of the key foundations of humanity. It has caused wars, shaped political climates, built and broken barriers, and boggled the minds of most of the world. Our beliefs, values, and judgements all stir together to form the core of our identity. Typically causing more strife than peace, identity has been integral in…

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Less than a week left!!!

Having a week left in Munich is surreal! The time went by so fast and now I am worrying about exams/ papers and moving out. I am excited to finish because who likes finals week but at the same time, I am sad to leave this life behind. I really enjoyed my time in Munich…

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My First Month in Buenos Aires

I can hardly believe that I have been abroad for a little over a month now. I arrived on June 22 in Buenos Aires to take a month of Intensive Spanish. I would definitely recommend taking this course because it puts the language into context in Argentina. If you ask a local, they would tell…

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Chau Chau

I have now completed a full semester abroad which included an intensive Spanish class (that I did not need but needed the credits) and a course with locals which was not necessary as I stayed an extra month JUST for that one final I am completely ready to return to the states. I still believe…

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5.5 Months and 16 Countries Later…

The last 5 and half months have been nothing but incredible. While taking a full semester of classes at Queen Mary University of London and working towards my Biochemistry major, I had the opportunity to travel to 15 different countries besides England (Slovakia, France, Italy, Monaco, Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Germany…

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