Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Last Week

As I prepare myself for my final days in Buenos Aires I look back onto the experience I have had this semester abroad. I have learned so much about the world by virtue of opening my eyes to new cultures. I learned that being connected to the world is beyond news headlines, it is sharing experiences and having the eagerness to do so. Having a semester abroad taught me that I can rely on myself, and in a situation I can do anything. Granted, the comfort of a major city helped me adjust. However, learning to live for fives months in a country while learning the native tongue had me bound a few times. Study abroad gave me perspective on the world, on myself and on others. I have learned a lot about independence and responsibility in this city. I have learned that to be a good friend takes a good friend, because no matter how big the city may be, you always can use someone by your side. Buenos Aires has taught me to always expect the unexpected, whether it comes to issues with visas or just a rainy day. I am prepared to take on challenges that come my way and I feel confident in my abilities thanks to this study abroad experience. I will always have Boston on my mind, but Buenos Aires will be in my heart.


  1. Kelsie,

    Thank you so much for writing this blog and sharing your experience and reflections with all of us. I enjoyed reading updates on your semester abroad, and it is wonderful to witness how much you have learned and grown in just 5 months. We look forward to seeing you at Merrimack very soon!

    Buen viaje,


  2. Great blog, Kels. I loved reading them and looked forward to learning about South American from your perspective, but I can't lie... I'm glad you are coming home so I can hear in person about what is sure to be your adventures in North America! Keep moving forward. :)

  3. Hi! I love your blog and your exchange experience stories. I'd like to inform you about an intersting project... Could I have your contact?