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A Day in the Life Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

Jun 20, 2019 11:05:00 AM / by Sarah Williamson

Want to know what students who study abroad get up to on a regular day in Buenos Aires? Sarah gives us a play-by-play of a day in her life. Take a look at some of the activities she covers from eating to practicing Spanish.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

Why Homestays are the Best Accommodations for Study Abroad

Jun 13, 2019 10:44:00 AM / by Ben Gunduz

With one homestay and study abroad experience under his belt, Ben shares what his current (and second overall) homestay in Buenos Aires is really like. He goes through the pros and cons coupled with several tips that will helpful for you as you consider your accommodation experience abroad. Take it from Ben: you'll get a stronger connection and a real taste of the culture with your host family while making lifelong friends!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

Come Along on a Virtual Bus Tour of Buenos Aires with CAPA!

Jun 10, 2019 11:19:00 AM / by Sarah Williamson

Hop on a city bus tour of Buenos Aires with our student guide Sarah! This activity will spur the explorer in you to take note of interesting factoids about the city while taking in the diverse sights and overall layout of Buenos Aires. From barrios to museos, get acquainted with this study abroad destination.

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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

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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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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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

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