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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tyler Gadbury, Alumni Ambassador
HOW DID YOU ENGAGE WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WHILE ABROAD?
I engaged with the local community by attending various community and regional events during my time abroad. Whether I attended protests as a viewer or a farm show, I got engaged with the local community by going to non-touristy events organized by organizations or governmental divisions. Furthermore, I utilized these events as a means to communicate with locals, learn about the event and its meaning, and feel a larger sense of belonging in Buenos Aires.
what's one story or important aspect you always share about your time abroad?
I always tell people about my time abroad and how happy I am that I made the most out of my host city. It's so easy to travel every weekend during your time abroad, but I feel that my experience would not have been as amazing as it was without the events and weekend festivities that Buenos Aires had to offer. I truly felt at home and rarely left the city on the weekends.