All blog posts are by University of Michigan students who have participated in a CGIS program. The following blogs are students studying abroad in Argentina.
Alexander reflects on his semester in Buenos Aires
This first month has certainly been a period of adjustment and learning. As when you move to any new place there are many seemingly small things you must learn very quickly: how the bus and subway systems work, how to get local currency, what foods are popular, and in the case of Buenos Aires, how to understand the local accent (it’s tough). All that learning can certainly be difficult, and that difficulty is compounded when all of it is being done in a language other than your own. There have been hard times, but they are far overshadowed by the positive experiences.
Logan reflects on her spring term in Buenos Aires
Although, it is the end of week 4 I feel like I just got here. I remember the first day getting off the plane and getting into a random taxi headed to a random persons house. It sounds kind of freaky, but once I did it all it wasn't scary at all. I got to my host moms house and she was very welcoming and helpful. She helped me set up my room and get comfortable in my home away from home for 6 weeks. The transition was super easy and ifsa-butler does a great job of matching students with the perfect host family.