Monthly Archives: March 2015

Goodbye Mar del Plata…

Today we did not hike mountains or get a surf lesson, we stayed at school. It sounds boring but today was one of my favorite days. Oh Tuesday we had prepared PowerPoint presentations to show to some 4th graders. We … Continue reading

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Empanada Tuesday

Today was close to a normal day at school but not quite. We were instructed into groups to create a powerpoint presentation for teaching 9-10 year olds on different American topics including food, sports, holidays, traditions and Norfolk Academy. Thankfully … Continue reading

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La Serranita

To begin the second week of our stay in Argentina we took a field trip to “La Serranita” hills. We all arrived at school at the normal time except for Haley who we later had to pick up at her … Continue reading

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A Free Sunday

You know your day is going to be great when you’re running on about an hour and a half of sleep (and the day before you slept for maybe five hours) and you lose your voice and can’t get a … Continue reading

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Ranch Time

Hola! Today we spent the entire day on the countryside. We met at school at 9:00am and had about an hour bus ride to a ranch in Laguna Brava. When we arrived we met the owners of the house as … Continue reading

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Do the Tango!

This morning, we arrived at school at 8 and began the day with a traditional Catholic mass in the courtyard which was pretty similar to an American service, despite it being all in Spanish. We then shadowed a class of … Continue reading

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Havanna & Community Service

Today when we arrived to school, many of us had one thing on our minds: exchanging our US dollars for pesos. There were so many things we wanted to get but because of the banks closing too early some days, … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Today the students of Norfolk Academy spent the full day at Holy Trinity College, shadowing the classes of the seniors at the school. I attended mathematics for the first hour of my day and all of my companions and I … Continue reading

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Surfs Up!

What a great day to spend with all the exchange students at the beach! First, we met at Holy Trinity College and waited for our bus. We were very antsy to surf and enjoy the summer weather. We weren’t able … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mar del Plata

After 10 hours of flying and 6 hours on a bus (with a classic stop to McDonald’s along the way) we finally arrived in Mar Del Plata late in the afternoon. Props to Josh Kemp for making it through his … Continue reading

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