Hitting Home!

I’ve ran the bases around Buenos Aires. Now, I’m so happy to be home! It’s been a few weeks since I returned to the United States   I celebrated my arrival with a baseball game in my hometown––is there anything more iconic than American baseball? Seeing my parents and my dog was the best. Then,…

Home for the Summer

Sadly all good things must come to an end. My semester abroad in Buenos Aires has officially finished, and I am now home for the summer. My arrival back to the United States definitely felt bitter sweet. Although it was really sad leaving Argentina, not knowing when/if I will ever return, it was exciting to…

A Letter to Pre-Departure Olivia

Dear Olivia, You’re about to embark on your semester abroad in Argentina. I’m really jealous. Here’s some advice:  1. Pack light. I know you thought you did but you could’ve packed even lighter, believe me. The things that you thought that maybe you would possibly need- you won’t touch them. Leave them home!  2. Make…

Zai Jian Zhong Guo

After three and a half months, my semester in China has come to an end. I’ve been home for the past two weeks, catching up with family and friends, and relaxing. On one hand, it’s hard to believe my time in Shanghai is over. I’ve been craving bao zi for breakfast. My automatic responses in…

Hej då Sverige

Finally my study abroad has come to an end, although I am quite sad it is over, I am very happy that I was able to have an experience like this in my lifetime. I think that especially for American students these kinds of experiences are quite few and far between, therefore I am quite…

Ship Now

Working at Ship Now was one of the hardest and best experiences I had during my stay in Buenos Aires.   The start-up is doing a really cool thing that hasn’t existed in Buenos Aires previous to its emergence—creating specialized e-commerce software for small business fulfillment—picking up from customers, storing, repackaging, and delivering! It was…

4 Months Later: A Letter to My Old Self

Harly,   In four months, you’re not going to be an entirely different person. You’re still going to be very much yourself. You’re still going to mess up your order when you’re getting coffee. You’re going to be a lot better at understanding what people are saying, but you’re not going to be in any…

Local Life???

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city—bustling, exciting, and unpretentious—and being a permanent resident here would be really amazing.   If I lived here, I would love to have a hip little apartment in Palermo Soho. It’s full of coffee shops, cafes, bars, and tons of shopping—all my favorite things. The walls are painted with art…

A Letter From a Changed Student

Dear Maria from the past, If only you knew you are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime. I know you are incredibly scared right now and more nervous than you have ever been in your life but hear me out and just relax. These next 6 months are going…