Nidhish, a Junior Biochemistry major from Texas, chose to do an internship abroad to experience a new culture while still working towards his goal of attending Medical School. His Healthcare Internship is with an NGO that does public policy and social work to fight non-communicable diseases like strokes, cancer, and diabetes. He chose to intern abroad because he wanted to get a new perspective on his field of study while also studying a new language: “Being in Argentina this semester allows me to do both,” he says, “as well as make friends from around the world, experience a fantastic new culture, and learn a lot about myself. I picked Argentina because of its vibrant culture and the relative safety it offers for students studying abroad. The country offers plenty of opportunities for me to explore the Spanish language, public health, outdoor activities in beautiful Patagonia region, and more. So far it has exceeded my expectations and already feels like home.”
We’re excited to watch Nidhish’s adventure unfold over the next few months!
Below are some highlights from his first week in the country:
The colorful houses are what the barrio of La Boca is known for! They are by El Caminito, the famous artist’s street in the neighborhood. The streets here are full of art you don’t even have to go to a museum!
Palermo is partly known for its beautiful parks and I caught this clear reflection on a beautiful day while exploring some of the barrio’s many parks.
La Boca is famous not just for art but for sports, too — home to arguably the most famous futbol team in the region, the Boca Juniors. The stadium itself has an incredible atmosphere and I am hoping to go to a game here before I leave Buenos Aires!
This is me with my roommate (and friend from home) Joey, and our wonderful host Ramior. He has been incredibly welcoming and hospitable. We went out to a restaurant in Buenos Aires that night.
The city at night is just as vibrant as during the day. Here is the skyline of one of Buenos Aires’s barrios called Puerto Madero. It is a beautiful neighborhood right on the coast of the city.
Posted by World Endeavors on October 9, 2017
World Endeavors believes that international travel has the power to change lives, broaden horizons, and deepen intercultural understanding. The world is undergoing rapid changes, with societies becoming more interconnected and environmentally aware; at the same time a more challenging global economy inspires in many a need to reach out and make a positive difference while seeking personal growth opportunities. There has never been a better time than now to travel abroad.