Final(s) Week

The semester is coming to a close; the following week marks the end of the journey of a lifetime. It is unbelievable how quickly the past 6 months have gone; it feels like yesterday when I got off the plane from New York and scrambled to find my hotel in Buenos Aires and prepare for…

Bariloche

It has been an incredible few days. I arrived in Bariloche on Wednesday afternoon, reminiscing on my Patagonian travels in the south back in January. After dropping my stuff at the hostel, I walked around the town center; it is very Swiss influenced and feels very different from each place I’ve visited. On Thursday, I…

Martin

I met Martin at the restaurant at La Casa de las Boyas, a beachside hostel nestled in a remote beach town in Uruguay called Punta del Diablo. Martin worked at the restaurant for lunch and dinner and received a small wage along with free accommodation at the hostel. What made this friendship different from many…

Spring Break

It’s been an absolutely incredible week. We flew into Salta city on friday night and then my friend and I had a Parilla for 2; it was the biggest portion of meat I’ve seen here. On Saturday we hiked up to a lookout with a stray dog then had some of the best empanadas in…

Life in the “Slow” Lane

Upon my arrival to Buenos Aires, it was clear that I was in a rush. I went into a café and request a large coffee to go, but quickly realized that the store was packed to the gills with people slowly sipping small cups of expresso and chatting with their friends. The same slow manner…

Iguazu Falls

As I exit the train and begin walking on the boardwalk over the river, it feels like I am I’m jurassic park. Giant spider webs, amazing butterflies, and curious monkeys line the trees. The vegetation is thick; the vast jungle is a totally different scenery from any other part of Argentina. I have never seen…

ShipNow Initial Thoughts

One of the main reasons that I chose to study abroad in Buenos Aires was to augment my global business acumen. This week, I started my internship at ShipNow. The commute from Recoleta is fairly easy; I walk for 30 minutes and take a 20 minute subway ride. The subway is reminiscent of New York…

Backpacker to Student Transition

As I voyage across the sea from Montevideo to Buenos Aires, I take some final moments to think about what lies ahead. The other side of the water has lots of adventures in store, but I also leave behind the trip of a lifetime. I have explored the southern tip of South America, trekked through…

Pre Departure Thoughts

Hello to all! I am Bradford Distler, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh studying supply chain management and business information systems. The Global Business Institute: Buenos Aires program will allow me to learn a great deal; I plan on being a sponge and taking in as much as I can. Living with a Spanish…