This week is going to be just about the same as last week. Lots of class, homework every night. The usual.
But today was slightly different. It started this afternoon. We were about 20 minutes late for class because there was a strike outside of the Ministry of Labor. Our bus had to route around the closed street, which took about three blocks of detour.
That's one major difference I've noticed about porteños - if they are upset, everyone is going to know about it. People take to the streets and make their voices heard. I admire that and I wish the US still had the same attitude. Sometimes I feel like we just sit around and complain. Our generation doesn’t ever really take action when we feel passionate about an issue.
I also really admire our teacher because, after we came into class so late, he simply said, "No pasa nada" and started explaining that this is how Buenos Aires is. We got to talking about foreign policy, about the domestic political environment in Argentina and we shared opinions on quite a few topics. It was great to have a conversation like that, though it didn’t technically fit into the scope of class.
After class, we had a meeting with Carolina and went over the syllabi for the other two classes, which start along with our internships next week. This is going to be a busier summer than I had thought. Here is my weekly schedule:
Monday – Internship
Tuesday – Spanish Class, Internship, Gender Seminar Class
Wednesday – Internship, Journalism Seminar Class
Thursday – Spanish Class, Internship
Friday – Internship
I have two papers due in each of the seminar classes, multiple tests in my Spanish class and three full books to read. All in Spanish. Oh, and an internship. And Tango classes, and traveling.
Speaking of the internship, I don’t know exactly what work I’ll be doing, but I’m pumped to start working at a real-world advertising agency! You can check out their website, and the brands I’ll be working with here. As soon as I know what I’m doing, I’ll let you all know. Until then… saludos.