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

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

9 Reasons to Blog or Vlog for CAPA This Summer

Mar 6, 2019 12:13:13 PM / by Jessie Gibson

Will you represent your study abroad city as one of our official CAPA bloggers or vloggers for Summer 2019?

Each term, we select a team of student bloggers and vloggers to share their study abroad experiences on the CAPA World blog. Depending on your Summer program length, each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $300 along with up to $90 as an explorer fund to help you create awesome content for the CAPA World blog.  You can choose to produce blogs, vlogs, or Instagram TV vlogs!

Besides helping finance their adventures, previous CAPA bloggers and vloggers have loved the experience for a bunch of different reasons. Without further ado, here are 9 reasons to become a CAPA blogger or vlogger:

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Scholarships & Financing

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

My Global City: A Summer Dance Lesson in Buenos Aires

Feb 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Nora Callahan

In this week's post, Nora writes about learning how to tango at a My Global City event held at a local dance studio in Buenos Aires.

What’s was great about this study abroad experience is that we got a lot of free unstructured time to just explore the city and travel and do our own thing, but there were a few preplanned activities called “My Global City events.” The event that I think everyone was looking forward to the most, myself included, was the estancia trip. This was a trip an hour outside of the city to a ranch where we would ride horses, hear from real life gauchos, and watch live performances over a free lunch. Sounds amazing right? Unfortunately, I can’t tell you about that one. I was seriously sick all weekend. It was a huge bummer!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

An Introvert's Guide to Buenos Aires: 10 Ways to Recharge

Feb 1, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Yes, CAPA global cities are bursting with people from around the globe and are inevitably full of social and networking opportunities. They're also home to some pretty amazing quieter places though, and are host to tons of activities that give the introverts among us a chance to recharge and perhaps discover another, more peaceful, side of a bustling metropolis. Here are 10 of our favorites in Buenos Aires:

1. ENJOY THE PARKS & PLAZAS. While Buenos Aires isn't a city particularly celebrated for its acres of green space, there are still plenty of parks and plazas that offer an opportunity for a moment of solitude among the millions of commuters and tourists filling city streets. For convenience, we love Parque Lezama in San Telmo with its proximity to the market where you can pick up a bite to eat. Jardin Botánico Carlos Thays, another favorite, is a lush oasis with plenty of shade and pretty historic greenhouses. Bring a book, sip a mate and chill. The Borderless Project shares their top 8 parks in BA, worth a read. It's not bad on a rainy day either with a visit to the Planetarium.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

Argentine Style and Volunteer Day

Jan 31, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

In this post, Niah gives us a lesson in fashion before giving back to the local community.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

The Top 5 Cultural Celebrations in Argentina

Jan 25, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

When you study abroad in Buenos Aires, there's a few cultural celebrations throughout the country that are worth looking into attending! Here are five for your list: 

1. Tango Festival

Argentine Tango is famous around the world, but no place celebrates it more than its home city of Buenos Aires. Every August, Buenos Aires hosts a tango festival that brings tourists and locals out into the street. Performances, lessons, and open air parties take place day and night in the city, and professional dancers from around the world gather to take part in the revelry.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

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