Pre-Departure

Margot Kempczynski
July 25, 2013

The final days leading up to my departure have been packed with places to go and people to see before leaving, continuous to-d0 lists to fulfill, and a little bit of stress here and there. At the start of my final week, I knew the few next days would creep up on me way too fast, yet at the same time I felt like Buenos Aires was so far away and still just a distant reverie. The first half of my summer I made sure to make the mandatory trips to the beach, visit friends, and appreciate the New England summer that I’ve come to love (despite its unbearable humidity). Between now and my departure (tomorrow!), I plan on double- and triple-checking my packing list and spending time with family before the goodbye. Though I’m not looking forward to the airport traffic and layovers, I’m very eager to finally arrive in Buenos Aires and start my semester abroad!

 

A final trip to the beach, Groton Long Point


A visit to my old high school, after its athletic fields were flooded with rain water




Goodbye to my pup!



Will miss my pets


Capitol city


One of many pretty building façades in New Haven


Glimpse of Yale’s famous library



A visit to Blue State in New Haven

 

 

 

 

 

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>

Home university:
Brown University
Major:
French Language
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