Get to know the CEA Buenos Aires Center. The center is located on the second floor of the Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa, a school offering English courses to Argentine citizens of any age and educational background. Taking classes in this building gives CEA students the opportunity to interact with native Spanish speakers. Take a virtual tour and get to know the CEA Center in Buenos Aires. To get the best experience, please view this 360-degree video in the most updated version of the YouTube mobile app, on Google…

Porteños seem to be some of the most welcoming people in the world. Whether I need directions or I want an excuse to practice Spanish, Argentinians are always willing to help. A prime example of this would be my interaction with Gloria Esperanza. I met Gloria during my  first weekend in Argentina. While walking by a busy street corner in Palermo, I paused to admire a group of six various sized dogs. Although my attention was on the dogs, my camera caught the focus of the woman walking the animals. Within seconds, the woman asked me to take a photo…

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, students can choose to homestay with a local host family or live in apartments. Some fall 2017 CEA students give the reasons why they chose to homestay, and present the highlights of their experience. Quinn K. is the Fall 2017 CEA MOJO Blogger in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently a Junior studying Professional Writing at Champlain College. Royalty Free Music from Bensound

Buenos Aires was the birthplace of Argentine Tango, and experiencing the dance is an essential part of any visitor’s experience in the city. You could do this through seeing a tango show—there are plenty constantly being marketed to tourists—but the best way to experience tango is to do so first-hand by attending a milonga. A milonga is a club for dancing tango, and there’s pretty much at least one happening every night of the week from early evening to early into the following morning. Some have cover fees;…

As a Sociology major studying in Buenos Aires, I have been observing and learning the cultural norms here, specifically in comparison to the norms in the United States. Understanding the people, the life, and the values in this city has greatly broadened my personal perspective in the field I am captivated by. As I have written previously in blogs, I am not a city girl, but I have enjoyed this immersion into Argentine culture for the insight it has brought me, both in my major and my personal life. From the cafes…

It’s hard to pick just a few favorite places in Buenos Aires. There are so many amazing museums, gorgeous parks and fascinating buildings. However, a lot of the top attractions are things you see: places you go to look at something, take some pictures, then move on to the next spot. To properly explore another country, you can’t just look at things, you need to do them. So here are my favorite experiences that I think everyone should have in Buenos Aires. El Ateneo Grand Splendid El Ateneo Grand Splendid is…

Here we are at our last week in Buenos Aires with CEA, as the Spring fades into Summer, and we all are having our final moments appreciating the coffee culture, the nightlife, the resto-bars, the artesian fairs on the streets, the tango on the plazas, the terrace at my homestay… The list goes on! I have made so many memories, so many connections with places and people, which I will never forget. My Spanish and my confidence in communicating have improved more than I could have imagined. I…

Ever since I decided to study abroad in Buenos Aires, I knew I wanted to spend time in Patagonia. I had heard from friends who went, about the landscapes and the incredible forces of nature at work for miles and miles across Argentina. Our spring break finally came last week, and off I went, with my boyfriend, to the lands of Patagonia. We bussed and hitchhiked between El Bolsón, El Hoyo, Lago Puelo, and Los Lagos Region, camping and staying in hostels with an array of other backpackers who…

Around the city, in the midst of the city, on the outskirts of the city… We wander and we wonder at where the time has gone, as the days get hotter and the days left in Buenos Aires get shorter. Just a month ago, we were still wearing sweatshirts… And now that it’s November, we are walking down the street nearly sweating! Appreciating this warmth before leaving Buenos Aires in only a few weeks, then back to the winter we go! Viv S. is the Fall 2017 MOJO…

I decided I wanted to be a writer when I was 11 years old once I realized the pop star life wasn’t for me. Since then I’ve changed genres a few times, switching from future fantasy novelist to fiction short story writer to firmly grounded in the realm of non-fiction. I’m majoring in Professional Writing with a Journalism Specialization and a Foreign Language minor. My primary language for my minor is Spanish, and I’ll be picking up a secondary when I return to the States for my senior…