You are here

Gracias para todos!

August 31, 2016

Wow!!! What can I say? This was truly an amazing trip. It was an emotional occasion to say goodbye to everyone I had met and gotten to know so well in Buenos Aires. Everyone in my program promised that we would still keep in touch and visit each other whenever we were in each other's neck of the woods. I promised my Argentine friends and family that I would be back to visit them and that this wasn't necessarily goodbye, but so long for now. We had one last night out where we partied and stayed out until 5 AM. I just want to give one huge thank you: -to Buenos Aries, Argentina for welcoming me with open arms; -to all of the staff at IES Abroad for helping me when I needed guidance or advice; -to all of the friends I have met throughout the program (you were all too funny); -my house mom for dealing with my weird American accent and Spanglish; -to my housemates for hanging out with me because you actually wanted to do so; -every person I ever got a chance to practice my Spanish with in the city (I attribute my quick development to you!); -my teachers for enlightening my perspective on the world as well as pushing me to do better each day in class. However, last but not least, I want to thank my wonderful mom for letting me have this experience of a lifetime! Thanks everyone for following me on my journey. Adios for now! -Rikki Porter

From Our Blogs

Jul 19 6:36am

Where I've Been

by Rachael


Hi everyone!

Learn more
Jul 18 6:27pm

Making memories all over New Zealand

by Veronica

Hello ladies, gentlemen, and non-binary folk!

So last time I was speaking to you, I was just arriving in Auckland. As I am writing to you now, I am just a few days away from ending my program. I still can not believe that.

Learn more
Jul 18 12:16pm

Rome, Week 8

by Briana Maddox

It’s hard to believe that one more week has passed by and there’s only one week left of the program. It feels like we just landed yesterday, and everything went by in the blink of an eye. Sounds cliche as all hell, but it’s true.

Learn more
Jul 18 2:59am

Why Study Abroad In the Summer

by Shea

If you are like me, you may have a lot of questions about studying abroad in the summer. Is it too short? Is it enough time to travel? Do you get full credits for the courses you take? Are there less places and courses to choose from? Do you get the full experience of being abroad?

Learn more
Jul 18 12:50am

Ebb and Flow

by Erin

I feel like pinching myself when I say it, but I miss home a lot. It’s so hard to admit it to myself. How could I possibly want this wonderful trip to end? It seems ungrateful, and whiny.

Learn more
Jul 18 12:08am

Shanghai Summer Internship Classes

by Lexi

In addition to our internships, we all have Chinese class once a week, as well as our internship seminar course. Our internship seminar course is a two-and-a-half hour class, which meets Thursday nights after we arrive home from our respective internships.

Learn more