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Shivani Pandya

Shivani is a University of Pittsburgh student studying Bioinformatics. She is studying abroad in Buenos Aires during Spring 2019 with the hopes of improving her Spanish and experiencing new workplace cultures.

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5 Must-Visit Spots in the Recoleta Neighborhood of Buenos Aires

May 22, 2019 11:46:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

In a vibrant neighborhood filled with a multitude of things to do, Shivani has curated a list of 5 spots you simply have to visit in Recoleta. This list will take you somewhere sweet, eerie, and...fun! Whether you want to grab a bite or get lost in a tourist attraction, let yourself be free and explore this part of Buenos Aires.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

7 Must-See Places to Visit in Argentina When Studying in Buenos Aires

Apr 29, 2019 10:29:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

Shivani passes through the northeast region of Argentina to find out some of the must-see places while studying abroad in Buenos Aires. From salt flats to forests and mountains, she got to experience various Argentinian landscapes over her spring break. Take a gander at some of Shivani's recommendations and check out the priceless sights she caught along the way!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

How to Properly Drink Mate

Apr 21, 2019 10:19:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

Partake in the Argentine tea culture by sipping some yerba mate! Shivani gives us the scoop on what this beverage is, where to buy it in Buenos Aires, and how to consume this local drink (in a special mate cup) the right way. After all, studying abroad is also about discovering and trying new things.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Food Abroad

Argentine vs U.S. Work Culture: Observations from an Internship in Buenos Aires

Apr 15, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

Get to know the work culture in Argentina through Shivani's eyes! In this week's post, she shares experiences from her internship at the Research Institute of Biomedicine of the Max Planck Society in Palermo and observes the way locals interact, take breaks, approach gender equality, and fulfill their work duties.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Internships Abroad

Here's What It's Like to Live in a Homestay in Buenos Aires 

Mar 25, 2019 10:51:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

A homestay gives you the chance to live with a local and embrace your new city's culture firsthand. In this week's post, Shivani opens up about her first thoughts on this experience and what her homestay in Buenos Aires is like. She shows us her bedroom and also shares what makes her feel right at home with her host. From learning more Spanish to knowing the ins and outs of Buenos Aires, see how Shivani plans to thrive in her study abroad experience!

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Posted in: International Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Being a Vegetarian Studying Abroad in Meat-Loving Country

Mar 15, 2019 11:13:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you're a vegetarian in a country known for its meat-centric cuisine? In this week's post, Shivani navigates life as a vegetarian abroad in Argentina and shares tips (and some clever tricks) on how to thrive and enjoy eating out in the city. Want to know what else to expect in Buenos Aires? Let Shivani guide you through her Argentinian vegetarian experience so far!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Food Abroad

On FOMO, Packing, & Other Preparations for a Semester in Buenos Aires

Feb 21, 2019 12:18:51 PM / by Shivani Pandya

In her first post, Shivani breaks out her packing lists and shares how she researched and prepared to leave for Buenos Aires. She also considers what she'll be missing out back home while studying abroad, but muses at the opportunity to live like a local and document her time in this global city. Read her open letter about her anticipated journey overseas!

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

Meet Shivani Pandya: Official CAPA Buenos Aires Blogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:25:00 PM / by Shivani Pandya

Meet Shivani Pandya, an official CAPA Blogger in Buenos Aires for Spring 2019:

University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Bioinformatics
Study abroad location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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