Sabrina D.

Senior - Latin American Studies
Taos, N.M.

Study Abroad Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interests: Politics, languages, geography

Extra Curricular Activities: Reading, Bicycling, Hiking, Cooking

Red or Green? green

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one's lifetime.
— Mark Twain

Favorite Class: Chile: An Exceptional History

Favorite Bands: Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Of Monsters and Men

Why Argentina?
I chose Argentina because of its rich history and customs, as well as its beautiful landscape. Because of all of these things, I will be able to have a full and unique experience even if I do not venture much to other places during my semester abroad.

What is a funny fact about Argentina?
The widest street in the world is called 9 de Julio and it is located in Buenos Aires. It has a total of 14 lanes of traffic. Also, although many people associate the tall peaks of the Andes with Peru, the tallest mountain in the western hemisphere is located in Argentina. It’s called Aconcagua.

What surprised you the most about UNM?
One thing that really surprised me about UNM is the sense of community and togetherness. Because it's a large campus with many different departments, I was surprised to see the amount of support and school spirit throughout the school.

What’s your best UNM experience so far?
My best experience has been getting to know the people who share the same passion as I do. That includes faculty and students. It has been incredible meeting people who share the same goals, and learning from others’ experiences in Latin America.

Meet Sabrina D.

I Can’t Believe it’s Almost Over!

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It’s hard to believe, but I have less than four weeks left in Buenos Aires. Everyone said time would fly, but I honestly didn’t realize it would happen this fast. It is a bit strange to have such hot weather during the holiday season (summer has definitely arrived here!) and I’m trying to enjoy the […]

How my Semester in Argentina has Empowered me!

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Hello, all! It is International Education Week, so I felt it was the perfect time to give an update on my experience so far in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Classes have finished meeting, so I am on break until finals in December. Time has flown by so quickly, and I already feel a bit sad about […]

Spring has arrived in Buenos Aires

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It still feels a bit odd to be experiencing increasingly warmer weather in the end of October. Admittedly, I do miss the Fall festivities back home, the chilly weather and the changing leaves. Halloween is coming up. It doesn’t seem to be as big a deal here as it is in the U.S., although there […]

A change of scenery: Montevideo, Uruguay!

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Buenos Aires is an enormous, busy city. It’s impossible to get bored here, because there is always something new to explore. It’s also conveniently located within reach of some other pretty cool places. Montevideo, Uruguay is just across the Rio de la Plata. I spent a weekend in Montevideo, and I’d like to share my […]

Buenos Aires y buenas comidas

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The last few weeks have been an incredible experience. Buenos Aires is beginning to feel even more like home. I have a favorite café just a couple of blocks away from my apartment. There is a park nearby that appears to be a favorite among young locals, with a view of the skyscrapers of El Centro […]