So I’ve already been in Argentina for 11 days now! I can’t believe how fast time flies. Now that I am all settled in, I can tell you guys about the first couple of days here.
First, my host mom is amazing and her food is delicious! She reminds me a lot of my mother and so it is quite comforting coming home after school. The apartment in which I am staying at is small but cozy and just right. Although it is just my host mom and I in the apartment, we have plenty of time to get to know each other and this will also allows her to show me around the city.
Second, Buenos Aires is definitely a social city where every night there is something to do! It amazes me how much activity goes on. In addition, it is summer time over here so I am absolutely enjoying the wonderful weather while everyone at Holy Cross is going through a harsh winter. Sorry guys!
Third, orientation week is going pretty smoothly and the other international students are quite fun to be around. One major difference between Holy Cross and Universidad del Salvador is that in order to get to class I have to take the train and bus..also known as the subte y colectivo. While it can be a pain to wake up an hour and a half before class as opposed to 15 minutes, I get to venture through the city and so it’s not too bad.
And lastly, my Spanish has already gotten better! Fully immersing yourself into a new country can truly improve many skills. Everything here is in Spanish and so one is forced to learn at a rapid speed! Although this sounds scary, trust me it isn’t! It’s a great opportunity to learn another language.
Well, I guess it’s time for bed now! Good night everyone!!
Kelly Garcia '15