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Ben Gunduz

Ben Gunduz is ready to see what life is really like as a foreign student in Argentina. He's an International Business major from Northeastern University and will be interning at UNAJE in Buenos Aires this summer. In between studying and interning, he aims to be better at speaking Spanish while getting to know both the local culture and business environment. Get a taste of Buenos Aires through his posts!

Recent Posts

What I Gained from 40 Days as a Local in Buenos Aires

Aug 5, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

Ben may be back in the US after studying and interning in Buenos Aires, but the changes he's experienced in his 40 days abroad are still fresh on his mind. He tells us the common questions he's asked, how improving his Spanish skills led to a summer job, and the amount of growth he's shown as a business student and a professional. Before Ben signs off as a CAPA blogger, he leaves 5 takeaways to take note of.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

A Day at a Ranch in Argentina

Jul 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

On a quest to see more of Argentina's culture outside Buenos Aires? Ben cosigns this CAPA visit to Estancia Don Silvano, an Argentine cattle ranch. Filled with local cuisine tastings and beautiful views, the ranch also has plants and trees, as well as animals and horse racing for students to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

What an Internship in Buenos Aires is Really Like

Jul 5, 2019 10:55:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

Welcome to the life of an intern in Buenos Aires. Ben talks about his placement with the Argentine Union of Young Entrepreneurs and what it's like venturing into the Argentine business world. He shares how he balances his day-to-day tasks while resolving issues and helping clients through it all. Plus, Ben also got to gain strides with his Spanish skills!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Internships Abroad

How to Navigate a Fútbol Game in Buenos Aires

Jun 27, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

In this week's post, Ben scores a ticket to see Buenos Aires' longstanding soccer rivalry in action! He first learned about the Argentine teams as a child in Queens, New York City, and was able to make it to see this game to remember in person while studying abroad. He shares how he got to the stadium, how to handle the first-come-first-serve seating basis, and why taking a cue from locals is the way to go. Stay tuned until the end where he shares his 5 tips on how to navigate your first soccer experience in Buenos Aires.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

Why Homestays are the Best Accommodations for Study Abroad

Jun 13, 2019 10:44:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

With one homestay and study abroad experience under his belt, Ben shares what his current (and second overall) homestay in Buenos Aires is really like. He goes through the pros and cons coupled with several tips that will helpful for you as you consider your accommodation experience abroad. Take it from Ben: you'll get a stronger connection and a real taste of the culture with your host family while making lifelong friends!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

It Takes a Village: How I Prepared for My Summer Abroad

Jun 2, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

For Ben, studying abroad was a concentrated effort that took a lot of planning. In his first post from Buenos Aires, he shares how he prepared for this experience with the help of people from his college and CAPA's advisors. And not forgetting the fun part of it all—he also talks about looking at recommendations and mapping out what to do and where to go in the city!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Meet Ben Gunduz: Official CAPA Buenos Aires Blogger Summer 2019

May 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

Meet Ben Gunduz, an official CAPA blogger in Buenos Aires, Argentina for Summer 2019:

University: Northeastern University
Major: International Business
Study Abroad Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Internship or volunteer placement: A treasure and partner intern at UNAJE

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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