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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

3 Tips for Dealing with Culture Shock During Your First Week in Buenos Aires

May 29, 2019 3:25:00 PM / by Sarah Williamson

Experiencing that bout of culture shock in your new city? CAPA summer blogger Sarah Wiliamson shares 3 tips she picked up while adjusting to a new way of life in Buenos Aires. It may be a little rough at first but if you enjoy the journey and take it in day-by-day, you'll see the beauty along the way! 

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

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

Meet Sarah Williamson: Official CAPA Buenos Aires Blogger Summer 2019

May 18, 2019 10:03:00 AM / by Sarah Williamson

Meet Sarah Williamson, an official CAPA blogger in Buenos Aires, Argentina for Summer 2019:

University: Samford University
Major: International Relations with minors in Spanish and World Languages and Cultures
Study Abroad Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

How the Challenges of Study Abroad Benefit You Long-Term

May 2, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Claire Shrader

In this post, CAPA Alumna Claire Shrader talks about how the humbling experience of living in a country with a different language and culture will force you to rise to challenges you never though possible and help you better face challenges when you return home. 

I recently found some notes from a lecture we had on cultural assimilation at the beginning of my semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This particular quote is referring to learning another language and interacting with native speakers, when it says: “It’s like we’re learning to dance and we’re stepping on each other.”

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

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

One Year Later: An Honest Reflection of a Semester in Buenos Aires

Apr 4, 2019 10:34:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Claire Shrader reflects on her semester abroad in Buenos Aires now that it's been almost a full year since her return.

A year has passed since I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It seems like I was just there, and yet simultaneously as if it’s been ten years since someone said to me, “Che, querés un mate?” (Dude, want some mate?)

Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I dreamed of studying abroad in the Buenos Aires I had fallen in love with on two short term trips. I wanted to see if it still felt like home after four months.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad