Peter is a third-year Bachelor of International Business (BIB) student in the Spanish language stream. He is studying at Universidad Catolica Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (All students in the BIB program are required to study abroad for their third year at one of our partner institutions.)
Introduce yourself! Tell us a little bit about your goals and interests:
I’m a third year BIB concentrating in finance. Right now I’m studying at the Carleton’s partner university in Buemos Aires. I have a profound interest in digital photography, play piano and have a huge collection of international coins. Another thing about me is that I have a goal to learn many languages on a professional basis to enrich my intercultural communication.
Why did you choose your language?
I chose Spanish, because it is the third most spoken language in the world. By having a good grasp of this language, one can travel, do business and volunteer in almost every country of South America. In addition to that, choosing Spanish gave me the longest list of the available locations to go during my year abroad. Freedom to choose between Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia offers a chance for a student to find the very best place for him/her to spend a year abroad.
Have you ever travelled overseas before? If so, where?
I have never traveled outside of Canada. Hence, Argentina is my debut journey overseas.
What 3 things MUST you take with you while abroad?
- Passport and the official documents required for student visa.
- An international wall plug adapter.
- Money (without it life is tough).
What are you most looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to start my studies in the partner university. Also it would be nice to see myself adapt quickly to the new environment. Another thing is to learn valuable lessons from living far from the homeland. Last but not least, travel as much as possible and get to know local people.