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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Preparing for Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires (ISA)

As my time in the United States comes to a close, I feel as if time is at a stand still. The fact that I am leaving in a few days hasn’t sunk in yet, even though I have spent the last few months preparing for this experience. I am studying abroad with ISA and…

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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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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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No llores por mi Argentina…

I know I’m super late with this goodbye post. The truth is I didn’t want to face the truth that my time in Buenos Aires is over 🙁  It’s been such as incredible experience and I think it’s time to reflect on all the great experiences and some of the challenges I faced. Also time…

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Walking on a glacier!

My computer charger has decided it does not want to work anymore. The struggle is real. Well, this past weekend was probably the coolest one ever. I flew to Patagonia on Friday morning (3 am :S) and spent 2 days in El Calafate. Patagonia is absolutely beautiful! I have never seen a landscape like that…

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Chasing Waterfalls in Iguazú

I got back yesterday from one of the best trips I’ve ever been on.  The almost 20 hour bus ride was worth it. Las Cataratas del Iguazú is an amazing national park and one of the 7 naturals wonders of the world. It spans over both Argentina and Brazil, but most of the falls are…

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Oooh We’re Halfway There…

Dear FutureMe, Can you believe you’re at the halfway point of your trip?? I’m writing this to you to see how much has changed. At this point, all I have are some expectations of how Buenos Aires is, you on the other hand have been there for about 2 months! I expect that you have…

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¿Dónde está el sol, Buenos Aires?

It’s been a rainy and cold few days here in Buenos Aires. The city has been wet and grey and I’ve been feeling the same. I really hope the weather gets better and can finally enjoy some sun! I just thought I’d update you guys on my life since the last time we met 🙂…

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