Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Patagonia: Smiles, silence and the majestic Mount Fitz Roy

By Mark Reppert

November 5, 2012

PATAGONIA — 7 a.m. I wake up to the shrill of an alarm and roll over on my top bunk, releasing the warm pocket of air underneath my big, wool blanket. With half of my body hanging off, I manage to pull back the drapes and take...

The new seventh natural wonder

By Carolyn Tiernan

April 26, 2012

This past weekend, I went on the last journey included in my program: a 2-night trip to the province of Misiones in Argentina to visit Las Cataratas de Iguazu (Iguazu waterfalls). Iguazu is one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and is l...

Ice hiking in Patagonia

By Carolyn Tiernan

April 17, 2012

For my Spring Break, I flew down to Argentinian Patagonia, to the towns of El Calafate and El Chalten.  Patagonia is the term for the entire southern region of Argentina and Chile, and the towns I visited are known for glaciers and hiking, respecti...

Horse racing, Latin American style

By Carolyn Tiernan

March 27, 2012

This past Saturday I went to the horse races at the Hipodromo Argentino. I pass this location every day on my bus ride to school, and they’ve had signs up for the Gran Premio Latinoamericano race for a while now. Being an avi...

A morning wine tasting in Argentina

By Carolyn Tiernan

March 13, 2012

This morning I went to my first wine tasting as part of my Argentine Food and Wine class…at 9AM. Buenos Aires certainly knows how to start a day off right! We did a blind tasting, which meant that the bottles were covered...

An Argentinian barbecue

By Carolyn Tiernan

March 8, 2012

On Saturday night I went to an asado at my friends’ Daniel, Kendra, and Corey’s home stay. An asado is basically an Argentinian barbecue, but very different from the American meaning of the word. The word “asado” refers to...

Buenos Aires is more than meets the eye

By Carolyn Tiernan

February 14, 2012

If there is one thing here that I have been pleasantly and constantly surprised by, it’s how amazing and fresh all the fruit in Buenos Aires is. Even in peak season at home, I buy some peaches and plums from the grocery store,...

Buenos Aires provides food and fun

By Carolyn Tiernan

January 23, 2012

For the month of January, I am taking an intensive language course with eleven other students. In February our regular classes start, and about 70 more students will arrive. This past Thursday, our Spanish professor, Jose Maria, came over for dinner. We have two professors, but Jose is by ...

Travel abroad psychoanalysis

By Mike Fox

March 27, 2011

The intense experience of studying abroad leaves many people in love with the country where they studied. The emotional rollercoaster of the study abroad experience, the people one connects with, the fantastic sites and vital self-deve...