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Cultural Events in Buenos Aires – La Fuerza Bruta

August 28, 2010

There are countless events, parties and shows to see in a big city like Buenos Aires, and like any good study abroad student, I want to see it all! With this in mind, me and my friend Marianne bought the last 2 tickets to a sold-out show of La Fuerza Bruta early this week and on Wednesday night, we met up to walk to the Cultural Center of Recoleta for the show. We had a little trouble finding the place so we didn’t arrive until 9pm, which was when the show was supposed to start. To our surprise though, there was no line to get in and rather than a stage with people crowding for a good spot, we discovered a room with around 100 people standing around and dancing… Read more…

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StudyAbroad.com Blog and New Article on GoOverseas.com!

August 28, 2010

Hey everyone,

So I know I haven’t updated this blog much lately but I promise I haven’t been slacking completely! I recently had the opportunity arise to blog for www.studyabroad.com as well as to write an article about studying abroad in Argentina for www.gooverseas.com. Between that and all the usual adventures of studying abroad, I’ve just been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to write in a while! I will be continuing to update this blog, in addition to writing some unique content for my new blog throughout the rest of my trip so keep an eye out for some new posts soon! In the meantime… Read more…

Some Things I Love About Buenos Aires (and Argentina)

August 15, 2010

It’s official: I am in love with this city. Maybe I’m in the honeymoon phase of culture shock (though it seems a bit late for that), or more likely I’m already to the point of adjustment where I feel like I’ve discovered a new home. Whatever the reason, it feels like love, and (even though I miss my friends and family) I am already dreading having to return to the States in three months. 😥

A while back I had written about some Differences Between Buenos Aires and the U.S. that had struck me so far. Today I want to share a new kind of list with you; of the little things I have come to love about Buenos Aires/Argentina in the two months I’ve spent here so far… Read more…

How to Lose Your Cell Phone, Get it Back, Lose it Again, and Find it Again!

August 10, 2010

So you’ve decided that you, like me, would like to accomplish the incredible feat of losing your cell phone, getting it back, losing it again and finding it again, all in the course of less than 10 days?

Well I feel that I must warn you before you embark on this exciting adventure that it takes an incredible combination of stupidity and sheer luck to make this happen. Do not take this endeavour lightly, as the slightest moment of lucidity or unluckiness could ruin it completely. To serve as a sort of roadmap/instruction manual, I will now share my story with you… Read more…

On Birthdays (and Other Special Days) Abroad

August 4, 2010

I must admit that I was a little nervous about spending my 22nd Birthday in Buenos Aires. Although I’ve been traveling most of my life and spend 8 months out of the year at a school far away from home, my summer Birthday has ensured that I have nearly always spent it with my family. Because Birthdays are a big deal to us, we can always count on having an extra special day planned (along the lines of breakfast in bed, surprise parties, etc.), so as silly as it may seem to some of you, the thought of spending August 2nd far away from my mom and siblings had me gearing up for homesickness, sad movies and lots of chocolate… Read more…

Interview on GoOverseas.com and Blog Post on API Blog!

August 2, 2010

Hey everyone,

I am so sorry it has been FOREVER (alright, like 2 1/2 weeks, but still) since I have updated my blog, but I promise there are tons of fun posts in the works! I have been super busy, but that also means that I have tons of new experiences to share with you, so keep an eye out for those this week. In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of exciting announcements with you… Read more…

The Essential Packing List for Traveling while Studying Abroad

July 13, 2010

If you are studying abroad (or planning to), chances are that you will be doing some traveling, either within your host country or to nearby countries. As a student that typically means traveling on the cheap, probably getting there via bus (possibly by train in Europe), and staying in hostels once you arrive at your destination. During my first 3-day weekend trip in Argentina last week, I discovered that there were many things I wish I had packed that I hadn’t, and others I had packed that I didn’t need. Thus my “Essential Packing List” was conceived… Read more…