One Month in Argentina

I cannot believe it has been a whole month today (Sunday). Time is going by so fast. Monday, I was able to create some objectives with my site coordinator. Tuesday through Friday I was able to continue to work with the child educators and nurses offering presentations to teach parents about breast-feeding and its benefits. Additionally, I was able to learn some of the responsibilities nurses have as well as their protocols in the maternity, nursery, and neurologist department for babies. I am very impressed with the healthcare system here. Everyday I continue to learn something new working in my internship. I am excited to take everything I am learning back home.I am very impressed with the healthcare system here.

This is a picture of one of my lovely supervisors in the Sanatorio teaching me how the patient histories work and what they entail.

This is a picture of one of my lovely supervisors in the Sanatorio teaching me how the patient histories work and what they entail.

These are some pictures I took during and after of one of the childcare educators I have had the opportunity to work with giving one of the presentations to some expecting mothers and fathers about childcare.

These are some pictures I took during and after of one of the childcare educators I have had the opportunity to work with giving one of the presentations to some expecting mothers and fathers about childcare.

This is a picture of one of the lovely nurse I got to follow around this week.

This is a picture of one of the lovely nurses I got to follow around this week.

This weekend was a lot of fun. Saturday, I was able to go roller-skating in Palermo, Buenos Aires with my old roommate, a new friend, and my coordinator from BAC, who has made me feel so at home along with her mother who has become like my second mom. Today, Sunday I was able to get to know and explore a different part of Buenos Aries, San Telmo, where I got to see many acts and walk around all the markets in the streets with my co-worker and her sister who have become great friends of mine. Then they took me to a museum where I got to a small portion of the history here in Argentina. Later, after I said good-bye to them I met my roommate up who took me to a Syria culture fair where we ate some good food and listened to some great music. Then to end my day I got to go home and enjoy some great company while drinking some mate.

A few pictures of my BAC coordinator and some friends enjoying the nice weather in Palermo, Buenos Aires by roller skating.

A few pictures of my BAC coordinator, some friends, and I enjoying the nice weather in Palermo, Buenos Aires by roller skating.

A picture of the streets of San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

A picture of the streets of San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

A picture of a lovely couple dancing to some tango in the streets on San Telmo.

A picture of a lovely couple dancing to some tango in the streets of San Telmo.

 

A picture of one of the many performances in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

A picture of one of the many performances in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

A picture of me right outside the Museo Historico Nacional (National Historic Museum) near San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

A picture of me right outside the Museo Historico Nacional (National Historic Museum) near San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

Some pictures from the museum.

Some pictures from the museum.

A picture I took of the common markets in the streets on Sunday afternoons in San Telmo.

A picture I took of the common markets in the streets on Sunday afternoons in San Telmo.

 

This is a picture of my friends and I with some people we met along the way in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

This is a picture of my friends and I with some people we met along the way in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

Some pictures from the Syria culture fair in the Plaza Mayo, Buenos Aires.

Some pictures from the Syria culture fair in the Plaza Mayo, Buenos Aires.

Week 4- Real Madrid Soccer Game

Getting back from Barcelona sunday afternoon and then having to do homework that night and go to class the next morning was a bit rough but I managed to get it all done. Classes are almost to the half way point, we have midterms in about 2 weeks. I’m pretty excited for midterms because once we’re done we get a whole week for fall break. I will be spending this week in Italy! Learning so much and keeping up with homework keeps me busy.

Highlight of this week was definitely experiencing a Real Madrid soccer game. Experiencing this with the whole group was really neat. A good game filled with so much excitement, seeing the players and winning 4-0 was a fun filled night.

The soccer stadium- Awesome!

The soccer stadium- Awesome!

Some of the group at the game

Some of the group at the game

Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Awesome soccer player picture credit to Tyler

Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Awesome soccer player Picture credit to Tyler

I feel like the weather is soon to get cooler but it still hasn’t happened. The sun shines every day and I’m still taking in the sun getting darker by the week. I can’t wait for the cooler weather and rain so I can feel like back home in the Oregon weather.

Another day in Segovia

Another day in Segovia