Spanish Class Goes Sailing

Rachel Zalkind
November 17, 2014

One fun thing about studying abroad is the emphasis placed on exploring and learning in different ways and environments than usual. This translates to opportunities including service learning, internship placements, videos, artwork, guest speakers, and other field trips. For example, as an end of the semester trip, my Spanish class went sailing in San Fernando (it neighbors Tigre!) this past Friday. Our professors organized the outing, and we were treated to relaxation. It’s really fun to get out of the classroom, enjoy the warm spring weather, and put knowledge into context.

Other examples of field trips I’ve taken are below:

- My Modern Argentine History class went to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to see art and learn about gauchos.
- My Comparative Latin American Politics class had class in Plaza de Mayo while learning about the dictatorship and transition to democracy.
- My literature class took a walk around the city to point out places relative to Eva Peron and her death/burial (we read about it prior to the walk).

Anyways, here are some photos from sailing! It was just what I needed to be calm before finals – which we have this week!

 

Rachel Zalkind

<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);">Hi everyone, my name is Rachel but some of my friends call me Rach, Chel, Chela, or sass-master (....maybe we should just stick to Rachel?). I&#39;m a Colorado girl who has fallen in love with Northern California while attending Santa Clara University. If you&#39;re curious, I&#39;m a junior working towards a degree in Marketing with minors in Entrepreneurship and International Studies. This fall I&#39;m trading the comforts of campus for the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I&#39;m excited to test out city living and carry over my interest in photographing, eating good food, and exploring as much as possible!</span></p>

Home university:
Santa Clara University
Major:
Marketing
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