Global studies major / Spanish certificate
For my study abroad experience, I chose to go to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I decided upon Buenos Aires because I wanted to go to a big city in South America to see what life was like and improve my Spanish. I also researched Buenos Aires online and fell in love with the city’s exciting culture and history. I went with International Studies Abroad (ISA), a program that let me pick from a variety of classes offered to international students in English and Spanish at the University of Belgrano. I took classes that satisfied requirements for my Global Studies major. These classes taught me a lot about the history, cultures, politics, and economies of Latin America as well as improved my Spanish.
Being (more or less) on my own in a foreign country forced me to examine myself in new ways. I discovered a lot about my character and learned how to adapt to my surroundings. As a result of studying abroad, I learned the values of traveling and adventure. Which, I believe, are imperative for personal growth and improving your ability to appreciate the world. Studying abroad is also a great way to improve your foreign language skills. I encourage everyone who can to study abroad. Going to Argentina was a life changing experience for me.