Monthly Archives: February 2014

Argentina- First Week in Cordoba! -Cara

Being silly with new friends at orientation week in downtown Cordoba.

Being silly with new friends at orientation week in downtown Cordoba.

The first days were definitely harder than I thought they would be. Once we got busy and started to tour Córdoba it got a lot easier! I love the city and the people in it. They are all very welcoming and so nice! It was a little weird for me at first to be welcomed with a kiss on the cheek because we don’t do much of that back in the states but now I love it! Even complete strangers will welcome you into their home which is very comforting! I do have my days though where I miss my friends and family back home, but I know I will get to see those people again. The people I meet here I might never see again so I know that I have to make the most of my time here!

I am hanging out with my host sister and her friends a lot which is nice because that way we get to know each other a little better! I have one host sister and a host mom and they are both really comforting.

Meeting and greeting my host family for the first time.

Meeting and greeting my host family for the first time.

They said that I can talk to them if I’m ever missing home and that I should feel at home here. I don’t start school till March 5th. I am a little for that just because I will be the new kid and feel very overwhelmed because of the language. I know however, that the language will start to come easier for me and after a month or so it will be much easier. I have been here for two weeks now and am looking forward to the next four and a half months that I have ahead of me!

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Scenic Germany

Our Director took a recent trip to Germany and the photos below are just some of the beautiful scenic opportunities she had to get to know the country. Want to see this in person? Be an exchange student in Germany for a semester or year!

German homes and shops

German homes and shops

German neighborhood

This could be your backyard!

Like sports? Here are directions to the “Stadion” and “SportPark”

 

It's pretty common to have a castle practically in your backyard!

It’s pretty common to have a castle practically in your backyard!

Cathedral in Gottingen, Germany.

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View of Cologne/Koln Rhein River

 

 

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Koln Cathedral from Rhein River

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Love Lock Bridge: Couples who want to stay together put a lock on this long bridge which is now covered in them, and then they throw the key in to the Rhein river!

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View from the top of the Koln Cathedral Spire

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Architecture in Germany is absolutely breathtaking!

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Rhein River

 

South Africa Resources

Two wonderful videos to show what Capetown (where all our students are placed) is like:

http://youtu.be/s_1D-VOjhGY

http://www.youtube.com/user/CapeTownTourism

A map of South Africa (notice Capetown is right near the water!)

Twitter Resources to follow: @SouthAfrica , @capetowntourism , @gotoSouthAfrica

Research on Tumblr: Use Tag #CapeTown !

Prices to go abroad: Here

Perfect time to go to match their school year: January ’15-December’15

Story about Maria

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