Aloe! Is it me you’re looking for?

Recently, I spent a long weekend in Uruguay. It was an amazing, refreshing adventure with a bunch of other Pitt students from my program and only a little bit of sun burn.   Our destination was Punta del Este––a fashionable beach town on the coast. To get there we took the ferry from Buenos Aires…

A New Normal

So I’ve been in Buenos Aires for a little over one month.   Sometimes it feels like I can’t possibly be 5,000 miles away from home. Queen is playing on the speakers all the time––the Hollywood movie was a big hit in Argentina. McDonalds Bic Mac combos still taste exactly the same. The other Pitt…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Arrival Survival

Arriving in Buenos Aires was a bit of a trick. A flight from Pittsburgh to Miami to Buenos Aires. The latter was my first overnight flight and the largest plane I had ever been on. A boeing 777—I almost didn’t believe it was going to fly. I sat in the very last row of the…