Last days of Buenos Aires

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Spanish Language & Argentinian Culture

Authored By:

Elizabeth Owens

On Wednesday we headed out to the Reserva Ecológico Costanera Sur (Ecológica Reserve). This landmark consists of 350 hectares and is the largest and most biodiverse green space in Buenos Aires. It is located right in the heart of the city amongst the landscape of skyscrapers in the downtown Puerto Madero neighborhood. Upon arrival, the students were greeted by natural reserve employees who gave a brief history of the reserve. As we headed to the river, students were on the lookout for many of the reptiles, amphibians, mammals and beautiful plants hidden throughout the reserve. 

We arrived at our final destination to the Rio de la Plata river where students relaxed by partaking in mate and some good conversations and pigging out on some delicious common Argentinean desserts. Others decided to expend some energy playing soccer and volleyball. Students also carried out their cultural conversations for the day amongst the many locals also hanging out at the reserve.

On Thursday, students partook in a language exchange with Argentinean high school students at the center.  Our students put their speaking skills to the test and were able to share their experiences they learned about the language and culture while studying abroad. Argentinean students also had the opportunity to practice their English. It's safe to say that all students ended the day with new friendships made.  Students once again gained more opportunities to compare and contrast both cultures understanding more what it means to be a global citizen in today's society.