by Evan Lehmann, CASA Argentina Fall 2017 (Brown University '19)
While I was first visiting the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), I wandered into a classroom and was met with two students blanketing the walls in political campaign flyers. With my incredibly non-Argentinian Spanish, I asked if I could help, with hopes of learning a bit about the country’s upcoming elections. “Sí, claro,” one of them responded, and for the next hour, we talked about Argentina’s political climate. I learned about the...
By Annie Savaria-Watson, CASA Chile Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 (Brown University ’19)
The Andes Mountains rise almost 20,000 feet next to the Metropolitan Region. They stand sentinel above Santiago- rising steeply from the valley floor, dipping down towards the city in precipitous rolling foothills, until they bump into the Natural Parks of the city limits, intermingling with the edges of Lo Barnechea, Las Condes, La Reina, Peñalolen, La Florida, and Puente Alto.... Read more about What drew me back?: On deciding to spend a second semester in Chile
By Julia Kirschenbaum, CASA Chile Fall 2017 (Brown University ’19)
As I look out the window of my parents’ living room in New Jersey at a harsh winter whiteout, I am brought back to the view of the snowcapped cordillera that greeted me through my bedroom in Las Condes on my first day in Chile. It is hard to believe that I am already back home after five months abroad.... Read more about Why Chile?: Endnotes on My Semester in Santiago de Chile
By Austen Sharpe, CASA Chile Spring 2017 (Brown University '18)
In my mind, there's no questioning the superiority of google maps, but I've got a bone to pick. When following a route up close, the map occasionally rotates and reverts to showing the full length of a trip. In Santiago, where my mean transport time was over an hour, this...
By Brenda Morales, CASA Chile Spring 2017 (Brown University '18)
When you sign up to study abroad, you are told to look forward to a semester of learning and growth. You are told that studying abroad is an invaluable experience that you will carry on for the rest of your life. After studying abroad in Chile for one semester, I can confirm that all of this is true. ... Read more about Student of life: Studying Abroad in Santiago
“Do the toilets really flush counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere?” That was the first question my mom asked me when she picked me up from the airport after my summer abroad in Buenos Aires. I smiled and offered a quick reply, “It’s not just the toilets that run counterclockwise in Argentina.”... Read more about A Counterclockwise Summer
By Isabel Bernhard, SIP 2017 (Harvard College ‘20)
This past summer of 2017, I participated in the David Rockefeller Center’s Student Internship Program (“SIP”) in Argentina. I am a rising sophomore intending to study Social Studies and hoped to link my high school focus in Spanish with my current interest in Political Science. I was excited about SIP because among its opportunities, it offered the chance to intern in the municipal government of Buenos Aires for eight weeks. ... Read more about A Breath of Fresh Air: My First Experience in Buenos Aires
In Spring 2017, I participated in CASA Buenos Aires (well, Fall 2017, since Argentina is in the Southern Hemisphere). I study History and Literature with a specialization in Latin America, so I am always looking for opportunities to go abroad.... Read more about Aprovechá la Argentina
HarvardDRCLASThe Health & Spanish Immersion Program (HSI) in Chile provides students with the opportunity to engage with local initiatives. Students got creative and painted a mural in a foster home, through the Fundacion Hogar Domingo Savio. t.co/x9lRtFUE9w
HarvardDRCLASStudents from the Health & Spanish Immersion Program (HSI) attend weekly presentations at the Universidad de Chile Medical School to learn about primary health issues in Chile. t.co/i4163DO1c9