The Latest from Argentina

Sep 6 12:06pm
Buenos Aires

Spanish Wins and Losses: A Day in Buenos Aires

Post by Isabel Rameker

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.

8:30 AM I eat a quick breakfast of toast with cream cheese and café con leche before heading to the bus stop. Buses here can be a bit unpredictable, and today I’m less than a block away when I see my bus pass by. There’s no use in running, so I wait for the next one and make sure to stick my arm out as it passes by so that they stop. 

Aug 19 5:40pm
Buenos Aires

Eagerly-Not-Yet-Packed: My Pre-departure Thoughts

Post by Isabel Rameker

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.

Jul 30 9:52pm
Buenos Aires

The Shock of Home

Post by Grace Worwa

Since returning home, I've learned that reverse culture shock doesn't mean forgetting how to live in your home country. Instead, it's about missing what you left behind and fearing that you’ll forget it. However, I've also learned that there are ways to deal with it.

Jul 5 7:43pm
Buenos Aires

A Month of Goodbyes

Post by Grace Worwa

July is here and my study abroad experience is coming to a close. Over the past couple of weeks, I've said goodbye to IES Abroad, to my professors, and to many of my fellow students, and in the coming days I'll have to say goodbye to the city of Buenos Aires itself. All these goodbyes have been heartbreaking, but they have also marked a shift in how I look at my experience abroad.

Jun 12 7:07pm
Buenos Aires

Second-Language Living

Post by Grace Worwa

Living and breathing Spanish was one of the main reasons that I chose to study abroad in Buenos Aires, but it was also one of the things that scared me the most. Looking back three months later, I’m definitely glad that I took the leap!