I recently found out I might get to do another semester abroad! I found a program in Chengdu, China, that offers all the classes I’d be taking even if I were at home! I’d have to cancel on volunteering in Nepal though…
This park. Back when I was in Argentina, I must’ve walked through this park a hundred times, seeing a dozen different faces every day. Old women feeding pigeons, young couples casually making out, little kids playing soccer. About half of them with their matés in hand. At the end of the block, there was the nicest little panadería where I’d buy a few facturas and sometimes bonbons ;) then head to class down the street.
So many memories. It’s all still so clear. Hard to believe it’s been nearly a year.
- I applied to teach English in Kathmandu next summer! And after my project, I’m planning on backpacking around India. I’ve been working my ASS off all summer (and plan on continuing to do so until next April) to fund this trip. I’m hoping to see all the major cities and holy sites. Itinerary so far: Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, and Gaya
- I applied for an online student internship with the U.S. Dept of State. Probly won’t hear back from them until late Aug/early Sept, but I’m really hoping they consider me
- I’m currently working on t-shirt designs for an organization at my university, and I’m preeeetty sure I’m gonna be the president this fall! Global Partners 4 life~
this song gives me lifeee
I’ve been home for a few weeks now, and I feel like I’m finally equipped to give my final thoughts about my 5 months spent in argentina. if you ever get the chance to study abroad (or travel, for that matter), deeeew it. do it. do it. do it. I never imagined I’d meet such incredible people, and I am so lucky to have met the ones I did. vodka & speed at (arguably) the shittiest club in the city. drunkenly ordering hamburgers then hauling taxis home at 6am. I’ll never forget.
oh god. this will always remind me of my busride through argentina and chile. I remember staring out the window and thinking, “holy shit the stars are flickering,” while this song played on repeat
there’s a lot of regional slang used only here in córdoba, and this one is by far my favorite - que mortal! it’s basically used in place of “great!” but it literally means “killer!” or “deadly!”
also, fun fact: in norwegian, the word “satan” can be used to express approval and/or as a swear word - for example, after stubbing your toe. \(¬‿¬)>