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Abroad in Buenos Aires

by Sewit B. I was able to leave a couple weeks before my program started and travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to begin my long journey of growing and learning. While I was in Rio, I had the opportunity to go to most of the tourist destinations, such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Parque Lage and, […]

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Three countries, 14 days, 19 new friends and infinite memories

Filed in Argentina, Blog, Chile, Uruguay by on February 15, 2017
Three countries, 14 days, 19 new friends and infinite memories

by Elizabeth N. Three countries, 14 days, 19 new friends and infinite memories describes my study abroad experience in a nutshell. During winter break 2016/17, I was fortunate enough to participate in the Trulaske College of Business South America program, where I could immerse myself in Chilean and Argentine cultures. My travel experience prior to […]

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Things I’ve learned

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on September 26, 2016
Things I’ve learned

by Magnolia K. No one has change. Although the country runs almost entirely on plata, or cash, small bills are hard to find and change is almost impossible. To this day, I think I only have three Argentinian peso coins. Cars are king. You have to double/triple/quadruple check before you cross an intersection. No one […]

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Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Students from the University of Missouri share benefits on studying abroad. Learn more: international.missouri.edu/getting-started.

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Cows and Christmas: A cultural exchange

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on June 9, 2011
Cows and Christmas: A cultural exchange

Thanks to my Intercultural Communication class, a rather unique (and delicious) cultural convergence took place.  It began as an attempt to share a “quintessential Argentine” experience and a “quintessential North American” experience, and turned into a kind of culinary fear factor. Phase One: Argentina’s Turn A friend of mine, who sweetly agreed to be my […]

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Mid-term mishaps

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on May 16, 2011

Midterms have come and gone and in their wake, they have left a rather storm-battered student trying to figure out where exactly she went wrong. Seven weeks into Social and Political History of Argentina and the professor had only shown up to give 3 lectures.  The other weeks, a painfully dull grad student would draw […]

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The native tourist

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on May 7, 2011
The native tourist

Last week I received my first care package since coming abroad.  She’s got bright red hair, stands just over five feet and comes from a far away place I once knew quite well… I met my friend at her hostel on Sunday afternoon, nearly two months after hugging her goodbye on the streets of Buenos […]

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Patagonia

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on April 30, 2011
Patagonia

Every so often you hear that a place is too beautiful for words, and I’ve always kind of thought that was a pathetic copout.  Until now.  Because as it turns out, Patagonia can’t be done justice in words or pictures.  If you asked me to describe it to you I’d stare at you bug-eyed, arms […]

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When in rain

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on April 22, 2011

For the past month my mind furiously debated the pros and cons of traveling to Patagonia.  Patagonia the southernmost region of South America and arguably the most beautiful, home to glaciers and mountains, forests and lakes and an entirely distinct side of Argentina.  The problem was deciding if the trip was something I could actually […]

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Today the winds came

Filed in Argentina, Blog by on April 14, 2011

I believe in my heart of hearts that my mother is trying to protect me.  I believe her concern comes from love.  I also believe that if I were to heed her every warning I would never leave the house without at least a three-day supply of fruit and water, a first aid kid, an […]

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