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  • Providing First Aid in Rural Argentina as Part of an IFSA Internship with the Red Cross

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    Providing First Aid in Rural Argentina as Part of an IFSA Internship with the Red Cross

    Sarah Hoffer interned with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Argentina as part of her IFSA program in Buenos Aires. This past weekend I went to the pilgrimage of Lujan and set up an aid station along the route with the Red Cross. This was definitely one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever…

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  • The Gifts of Approaching Friendships Out of Curiosity Rather Than Expectations

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    The Gifts of Approaching Friendships Out of Curiosity Rather Than Expectations

    During my time abroad, I have probably had coffee with dozens and dozens of people, a second “merienda” (snack) with half that many, and a third dinner with only a handful of people. At first the temporality of these relationships abroad scared me. Although, as a “people person,” some of my favorite moments have been…

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  • Here are some tips to help you save money while studying abroad in Buenos Aires:

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    Here are some tips to help you save money while studying abroad in Buenos Aires:

    Studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is an exciting experience! It can also be inexpensive if you’re wise with your money. As a low-income, first-generation college student, allow me to share some tips I have learned along the way to save money while having a high-quality experience.  Here are some tips to help you save…

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  • How IFSA Buenos Aires Helped Me Fulfill My Backpacking Dreams

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    How IFSA Buenos Aires Helped Me Fulfill My Backpacking Dreams

    Snow-capped peaks, rolling pampas, enormous glaciers, grand salt flats, booming nightclubs, the passion of 70,000 soccer fans, the tallest mountain in all of the Americas, waterfalls that dwarf the size and awe of Niagara Falls, and a people so warm and friendly you feel like you’ve been friends with them forever.   Argentina has it all,…

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  • Adjusting to Cultural Norms in Argentina

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    Adjusting to Cultural Norms in Argentina

    We may not realize it, but staring is taboo in the United States. Here, personal space dictates a standard halo of two feet, with arms, legs, and eyes inside that bubble. One of my U.S. professors told me Americans can’t make eye contact for five consecutive seconds without getting into a fight or having sex.…

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  • “En la Boludez”: How Buenos Aires Reignited my Passions

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    “En la Boludez”: How Buenos Aires Reignited my Passions

    “A ti te gusta boludear!” My tia, Tia Yeye, yells as I open the door, a chuckle emerging from her lips as I smile back at her. It was Tuesday, 9:10 A.M. in the morning, and I had class at 10:00 A.M. I tell her that I love her and I close the door, hopping…

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  • Are You Worried About Studying Abroad as a First-Gen Student?

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    Are You Worried About Studying Abroad as a First-Gen Student?

    Being a first-generation college student means creating open opportunities for yourself. It means having to navigate uncharted territories and becoming familiar with the unknown. As a first-generation college student, I am committed to not limiting myself in the possibilities to explore the world, expand my horizons, and take advantage of the opportunities provided to me.…

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About Living With a Host

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    5 Things You Should Know About Living With a Host

    While the idea of living with an unknown family in a remote country may sound frightening at first, it can become an amazing experience and create a memorable study abroad journey. Like most people, I had nerves about my homestay since I would be living with the family for a long period. These nerves continued…

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  • Navigating Race, Gender, Class, and Nationality in Buenos Aires

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    Navigating Race, Gender, Class, and Nationality in Buenos Aires

    Navigating Race, Gender, Class, and Nationality in Buenos Aires Intersectionality and Study Abroad  During my time abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I became very aware of the importance of the intersectionalities of our identities. My identity as a black woman and an American from a low-income neighborhood really made my experience much different from my…

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  • IFSA Interview Series: Cinema in Argentina

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    IFSA Interview Series: Cinema in Argentina

    Cinema in Argentina “I was able to actually participate and be in this culture completely surrounded around film, which is something very different than the liberal arts school that I currently attend.” Oriana Camara is a Film & New Media Studies and Hispanic Studies Studies Major at Wheaton College. She studied abroad with IFSA on the…

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