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Back in the USA

Margot Kempczynski
January 8, 2014

I’ve been back home in the US for a while now, so it’s safe to say that I’ve settled back in. During my final days in Buenos Aires, I was excited to come back home, but still very sad about leaving a place I had come to love so much. After almost 5 months in Buenos Aires, it really started to feel like another home of mine, and a city I could truly say I was familiar with.

When I first got back to the US it was great. I was so happy to see my family and finally be around all the things I had been missing–my friends, my home, my favorite restaurants, my car. At first it felt weird to hear English being spoken, especially in places where I would order coffee or at the supermarket for instance. But pretty soon, I got right back into the swing of things and my semester abroad felt almost like a dream that had never happened. Even thinking about it now, it feels like it was so far away. I already miss it!

These photos include my last day with my host family and house mate, Meagan, and then some things I did upon arriving in the states. I was greeted by a picturesque snowfall (somewhat of a rude awakening coming back from the warm and balmy BA weather), and spent my first weekend back visiting friends of mine in Boston, a classic New England city I had missed very much.

Margot Kempczynski

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">I&rsquo;m Margot Kempczynski, a junior at Brown University majoring in French Studies. However, my passion for languages and different cultures has driven me to study Spanish as well, and I am thrilled to be studying in Buenos Aires. Having never been to South America, I cannot wait to explore a new place and improve my Spanish skills while being immersed in a completely new environment. I&rsquo;ve read so much about Argentina&rsquo;s rich culture, from the striking landscape of Patagonia to the vibrant music and dance that is tango, that I&rsquo;m now ready and eager to discover it all for myself. I love traveling, I&rsquo;m a huge foodie, and I love taking pictures, so I am very excited to capture my abroad experiences through photography and share them with you!</span></p>

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