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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A Guide to Money for Those Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

Dec 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

Shivani talks about all things money in this week's post. She shares what you need to consider and be prepared for, such as currency exchange, credit card transaction fees, drawing out cash overseas and convenience charges, and more. Ensure a smooth time studying abroad in Buenos Aires by reading these tips!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Scholarships & Financing

3 Life Lessons from A Semester Abroad in Buenos Aires

Jul 22, 2019 11:02:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

After a semester abroad filled with change, a new language, and a desire to know a new part of the world, Shivani comes back with three life lessons under her belt. She reveals what it's like to go from being an outsider in a new city to a student immersing in local Buenos Aires culture. Throughout all the ups and downs, Shivani gained some newfound confidence and relishes the times she's had to adjust to challenges and rise above them.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

Top 6 Places to Talk a Walk While Studying in Buenos Aires

Jul 11, 2019 2:15:00 PM / by Shivani Pandya

Shivani gives us an insider tip on the top places in Buenos Aires (and one in Uruguay) you can enjoy while getting some steps in. From street markets like Chinatown to green spaces in parks, make sure you bring your walking shoes so you can comfortably take in the sights of the city and maybe get some unique knick knacks along the way!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

Experiencing Gaucho Culture and Other Adventures During a CAPA Excursion to Estancia Don Silvano

Jun 7, 2019 11:03:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

From horseback riding to zip lining, these CAPA students had a whirlwind of an experience at Estancia Don Silvano in Argentina. Shivani lets us know what else the group got up to during this excursion outside Buenos Aires. Hint: it involves food and dancing!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

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,! 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


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