Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…
Don’t know when I’ll come back again. Hi all, and thanks again for tuning in. I’m writing this post today because the time for my departure is almost upon me, and I wanted to update y’all on my travel plans, and talk a little bit about my host family. Tomorrow, I’m going to board a plane from Denver that takes me to Atlanta, and then from Atlanta I have my 12 hour flight (8 AM to 8 PM) with the majority of my IFSA-Butler Study Abroad group to Buenos Aires. From there, we are whisked off into the 2nd largest city in the Southern Hemisphere for a few days of a orientation, introductions to our host families, and registration for our classes (as well as much more, I’m sure).
And speaking of host families, my new folks seem absolutely wonderful. I will be living with a family of four in a lovely house in a nice suburb of Buenos Aires called Almagro. My host father, Javier Carroll, works for the Department of Justice, and my host mother works for the hospital as a hematology technician. I also have TWO younger brothers named Julian and Martín, who are both high-schoolers and look like super fun guys. After growing up with a younger brother my whole life, I can’t wait for more of that experience. Bottom line; I can’t wait to meet my new family, and I’ll post pictures of all of them as soon as I am able.
My life is about to change in so many ways, and while I’m a little apprehensive, I’m mostly stoked. After spending my whole life living in some variety of a small town, I can’t wait for some big city life. Wish me luck, and I’ll for sure send out an update once I land in beautiful Buenos Aires. Until then, enjoy some quality old school rap.