What’s New, Buenos Aires
I’m Susannah – I’m 20 years old, and I’m junior studying music at Saint Martin’s University. It’s a really small university located in the town of Lacey, Washington – about ten minutes from the state capital. I spend most of my spare time drinking coffee at Beth’s cafe in Seattle; I also love to bake cookies and hang out with my little sister, Allie.
Honestly, I still can’t believe this is actually happening. I’m so excited and nervous to go to Buenos Aires. I am nervous to leave everything I have grown accustomed to, but I know that Beth’s and my friends will be here waiting for me when I get back. I’m also really worried about the language barrier, but what better way to learn a language than to immerse yourself in it, right? (At least that’s what I keep telling myself!)
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “Why Argentina?” I’ve actually wanted to go to Argentina since I was really young. It may seem kind of silly, but what originally inspired my desire to go to Argentina was watching the musical Evita. Ever since then, I have been enthralled by Eva Peron and Argentinean culture. I am so excited to get to experience the culture firsthand. Some of the things I’m looking forward to are seeing Iguazu Falls, going to the Lujan zoo, and possibly going bungee jumping and/or skydiving!
I’m so excited to see what adventures this semester holds, and I am excited to tell you guys all about them!