I'm a junior sociology and anthropology major at Carleton College in Minnesota. I'm also a prospective Spanish minor and I'm both excited and nervous to dive into a semester of Spanish immersion in Argentina. Although I go to school in a small town, I love cities and am endlessly fascinated by their different cultures and dynamics, so I'm especially excited to be living in Buenos Aires this fall. At school, I play club frisbee and write for my college's news site, and in my free time, I love to lounge with a good book, cook meals with my housemates, and enjoy the outdoors.
Blogs by Isabel Rameker
Solo: On Loneliness, Traveling Alone, and Coming to the End
Tonight, or rather early tomorrow morning, I hop on a flight to El Calafate.
Glacier-towers and Wonder
I passed two little boys the other day, walking with their dad down the glacier pathways and discussing what would happen if the glacier was turned on its side...
My Buenos Aires Soundtrack, in Four Parts
So much of my past four months has been made up of music of all kinds.
Study Abroad Wrapped
In honor of the end of my time in Buenos Aires and the end of 2022, here’s a little Study Abroad Wrapped from the past few months.
Don't Forget to Ask for the Check
I’m the slowest eater in my family, meaning that I’m nearly always the last one left at the dinner table, the one who doesn’t get seconds, and the one taking...
An Ode to the Bus
I love the bus.
How To: Grocery Shopping in Buenos Aires
The first time I went grocery shopping in Buenos Aires I left the supermarket after 45 minutes with a bag of spinach, half a baguette, and a tub of hummus.
Sometimes You Might Be Sad in Beautiful Places
I first landed in Buenos Aires at 8 a.m. after a full night of travel, was shuttled into a taxi by IES Abroad staff, and arrived at my homestay where I spent...
Spanish Wins and Losses: A Day in Buenos Aires
8:00 AM My alarm goes off and I hit snooze one more time before waking up for my nine am class at the IES Abroad center.
Eagerly-Not-Yet-Packed: My Pre-departure Thoughts
How I'm feeling as the last couple weeks of summer come to an end and I get ready for Buenos Aires. Also, a few goals I have for this semester abroad.