Permanent Porteño

As I prepare to leave Buenos Aires, it’s easy to wonder what it might be like if I were to never depart. A tempting thought, it allows me to ponder a new life in Argentina. Although there are many factors that go into making an international move, it’s fun to explore the exciting aspects like…

To Patagonia and Beyond

I’ve been very fortunate to have done a lot of traveling since I first arrived in Argentina. I came to Buenos Aires about two weeks before the program started with my parents to do some touring around the country. We started with 5 days in Patagonia. A massive region; there’s so much to do and…

Best of BA

After putting a couple of months in Buenos Aires under my belt, I’m starting to feel qualified as a source for people looking to visit the Argentina Capital! It is definitely interesting to see where the line gets drawn between tourist and resident, and some days I feel more like one then the other. As…

Interning Abroad

At this point in the semester, I am starting to look back on my first few weeks abroad and how those initial impressions have changed since then. Now that I’ve been at my internship for a couple months, it is easy to reflect on the transition process that I experienced as I entered the new…

My New Normal

I have tried not to face how quickly this semester is going by, but after completing my first weekend trip, it’s become unavoidable. I had off from classes this past Monday and Tuesday, so my friends and I traveled across the Rio de la Plata to Uruguay. We visited the old port-town of Colonia, the…

Mi Casa es Su Casa

At this point in my Spring study abroad program, I am starting to get into the swing of my new-normal. Throughout this semester, I will be living with a host family in a central  Buenos Aires neighborhood called Recoleta, which is known for the famous Recoleta Cemetery that houses the grave of Eva Perón. My…

Settling In

As I finish up my first week of classes, I find myself starting to settle into a new life in Buenos Aires. It’s hard to believe that I’m finally here! I’ve known that I wanted to do this program for over a year now, so it’s surreal to actually be in BA. Going to Pitt,…

Gearing Up for Buenos Aires

Hello! My name is Olivia Newport and I will be participating in the GBI: Buenos Aires program in Spring 2019. I am a Junior pursuing a Marketing major, Digital Media certificate, and International Business certificate with a concentration in Spanish. Outside of class, I am involved in the Pitt Chapter of the American Marketing Association,…