Eight weeks into her time in Buenos Aires, here is Molly’s take on travel, Spanish and living in the Paris of the South!
Hometown: I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the U.S., a little Midwestern city famous for beer, sausage and cheese!
Internship Placement: I work as an intern at an intermediate non-profit that promotes the development of the Argentine civil sector. I generally research funding opportunities, translate documents and write grant announcements to be published on the organization’s website.
Why Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires is in every sense the Paris of the South, a teeming and outrageously gorgeous place filled to the brim with French architecture, scenic parks and truly decadent pastries.
Favorite thing to do in the city: Although I’ve enjoyed the many cultural events constantly taking place here, simply sitting in a tiny Argentine café with a medialuna and a café con leche and watching the world bustle by is one of my favorite BA activities.
Favorite Spanish lunfardo: Que onda!
Goal before leaving: To see the abuelas march at the Plaza de Mayo.
Biggest accomplishment while here: When I finally mastered the voseo and could integrate it successfully into my daily Spanish conversations!
Favorite restaurant: Though Buenos Aires has an impossibly huge and mouth-watering restaurant scene, Cumana in Recoleta whips up the most delicious empanadas and cazuelas, a traditional deep-dish Argentine casserole.
Best memory in the Roadhouse: The group cooking nights we had putting together huge meals and spending hours talking and laughing together.
Tip to newcomers: Don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone! Living in this vibrant city is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so be sure to dare yourself to try new things.
Why choose Road2Argentina: Successfully finding an internship abroad can be very difficult, but Road helps tremendously with the challenges that come with finding work overseas and transitioning to life in that country.
To find out more about how you too can get an internship with Road2Argentina, check out our Internship Program or send an e-mail to email@example.com!