Leaving “Home”

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina It has officially come down to my last two weeks here in Buenos Aires, and it seems like there aren’t enough words to begin to describe the feelings I have. It’s somewhere around excitement for the fact that I get to see all of my friends…

School in a Beautiful Land

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 In coming to Buenos Aires, I did not think the school would be much different than the classes that I had taken in the United States.  However, I could not have been more wrong.  Most of the differences are not good or bad, but…

Into the Cold!

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 For spring break, I decided to do the opposite of what most people do:  I went to the end of the world.  By the end of the world, I mean Ushuaia.  Ushuaia is the capital of the southernmost province of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego. …

The Halfway Mark

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Midterms approached quicker than I expected. This semester feels like it’s flying by. Midterms are nothing like they are in the states. I don’t know if it’s because all of the classes are taught in Spanish and they know that there are more barriers and we…

Adventures to Patagonia

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina El Calafate, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and El Chalten were some of the most beautiful parts of Argentina I’ve ever seen. We took a long weekend to Patagonia, and although the flight was expensive other aspects of the trip really don’t have to…

When you find your calling in Mendoza

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina             I am 100% convinced that I am moving to Mendoza to become a Sommelier (the person who gives wine tours). When we first arrived in Mendoza we were exhausted, and ready for a nap, but instead we went to our first wine…

How to Study Abroad in South America (On a Budget)

Jordyn Mott Majors: Spanish Education & English Education Spring 2017 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina A few pointers for studying abroad in South America on the cheap. Travel by Bus Bus Travel in South America is not like bus travel in the US. For long distances at least, the buses are two levels and include…

When You Just Want to Get Your Eyebrows Waxed but Spanish is Hard

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina The no-talking-allowed simulation they make you play in orientation is no joke. I went to get my eyebrows waxed for the first time in Argentina, so I could stop looking like Chewbacca and more like myself, and there were massive communication boundaries. In…

A Whole New Palate

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 The food in Argentina has been a much larger change than I originally suspected it would be, but not in a bad way.  I had not really understood how much of an influence Europe had on the city of Buenos Aires, especially on their…

Lost on the first day

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina There is absolutely no way to perfectly describe the first day of a study abroad experience. You’re flooded with so many emotions within the first day, and sorting them out can seem like a job of it’s own. The minute you step off…

Trying to Prepare for the Adventure of a Lifetime

Sydney Foster Spanish and Sales and Business Marketing Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Studying abroad has never felt more real or tangible than it does two weeks before my departure date. Since I started taking Spanish in 8th grade, I have been wanting this. I have been dreaming of going to a different country, living there, taking…

Journey into Uncharted Territory

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 Going to Buenos Aires, I had no idea what it would actually be like.  Of course I had my expectations, but there was no way to be certain when I actually arrived.  For example, upon arrival, there was far less water than I expected. …