Meet Claire Shrader, an official CAPA blogger in Buenos Aires for spring 2018:
University: Mississippi College
Major: Pre-Occupational Therapy
Study abroad location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Internship or volunteer placement: Fundación Brincar por un Autismo Feliz (The Brincar Foundation for a Happy Life with Autism)
What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
The opportunity to actually live in the city that I fell in love with while visiting in high school and to get to give back to it through an internship and volunteering.
What are three of your hobbies and interests?
I love to write, either for my campus newspaper or for my own blog, as well as read (my favorite book is Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief”). I speak Spanish whenever I can, and can often be found in the taqueria near my school.
What’s one personal goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
I hope I can better express my heart in Spanish after my semester in Argentina.
What’s one professional goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
I hope to be able to experience therapy in an international context in Buenos Aires, and to be able to explore what kinds of settings I’d like to practice in eventually.
What can we look forward to reading about in your posts?
I’ve been to Argentina twice already and have an established community there through the church I worked with, Iglesia de La Puerta Abierta. You can read about my interactions with a strong community of Argentines through this church, as well as my adventures as I live, work, and volunteer in a city I already love!
Anything else you’d like to say to people reading for the first time?
If you’re interested in reading my stateside stories, you can find words on my heart for disability advocacy and ministry, among other things, over at clairescalicocorner.blogspot.com.
As each new post goes up, we'll share the links below, so bookmark this page:
- Solita in Argentina: Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires
- Orientation Day in Buenos Aires
- Cucuruchus and Cherries
- A Buenos Aires Internship at the Brincar Foundation
- Interview with Buenos Aires Locals
- What My Daily Life is Like in Buenos Aires
- Kindness and Spirituality Can Be Found All Around Buenos Aires
- How Language and Food Can Make You Feel At Home
- Social Justice is a Way of Living Your Life
- El Infinito Silencio: I Attended a Play in Complete Darkness
- On Homesickness, Keeping in Touch, and Being Present