Several Trinity Rocks recently began their Argentina Exchange Program experience, and we have two first-hand accounts from our guys living in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Trinity junior Nicolas Osborn:
My first week in Argentina was incredible. The journey was long and we had to land in Montevideo, Uruguay because on our flight there was too much fog in the sky for us to have a safe landing in Buenos Aires. The best part of the journey was being greeted by all of our friends and new families in Argentina at the airport. They made us signs and screamed as we exited the baggage claim. My host family is bigger than my family in Louisville. I have three brothers and one sister in Argentina. We also have a dog which is strange for me since I have no pets in Louisville. I share a room with my host brother Manuel. My three other siblings Jacinto, Rosento, and Moira also share a room. My first impression of St. Ethnea was how open the school is. They have two floors each filled with classrooms, but they also have an open courtyard area where we have breaks and eat snacks. I hope that next week is as just as great as this week has been!
Trinity senior John Reynolds:
The first week has gone by in the blink of an eye and I am having a fantastic time. Traveling here was just as tedious as last year. We got diverted to Montevideo, Uruguay on the way to Buenos Aires and we spent half of the day sitting in the plane at the airport. Other than that the journey went well. My living arrangements and host family are equally fantastic. I am staying in Nacho’s room while he sleeps in a guest room. Nacho’s family consists of him, his two brothers, his two parents, and his grandmother. They are all about the nicest people I have ever met. Each one is extremely kind and it makes the stay just that much better. Having already seen and been to St. Ethnea, I didn’t have any new impressions. However, I did love to see everyone from the exchange last year and all the friends I made outside of the exchange. The place is extremely friendly and everyone welcomed us!