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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2 months and 22 days left

Although many are finishing up their semester abroad, I am barely halfway through mine. My identity as a first-generation, low income, Mexican-American student remains and has strengthened. I have been constantly defending my identity with those who look down on Latin Americans who apparently do not live up to the Argentine expectations. I’ve been ridiculed by…

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Soy un Yanqui y soy mexicana

During my first month I refused to see myself as a “foreigner”, I attempted to camouflage myself within the crowds of the university. Although I spoke English with other exchange students, I yearned to quickly make Argentine friends to get as far away from all these “Americans”. I add quotations on American because “American” means…

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No Hot Cheetos Here…

If you would have asked me how Buenos Aires was going three days ago, I would have responded with an “it’s alright”. Buenos Aires is your typical big city but with horrendous sidewalks. The chip selection is nonexistent, there are probably 4 types of cereal options to choose from and people here love their carbs….

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I Still Can Not Believe It – Pre Departure #1

As I write this at my gate waiting for my flight to Buenos Aries, I still can not believe that I will be studying abroad. Before transferring to Rollins I tried to study abroad but my previous institution made it very complicated for students to do so. When I transferred in the Fall of 2018…

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