Oh the places you’ll go…during FEMBA. Alex Lawrence ’15, Brand Marketing Analyst, Theatrical New Release at Warner Bros. has done two International Studies. This September he traveled with classmates to Argentina and sent me this great movie of seeing Iguazu Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Alex: Hey Dylan,
Glad you liked the video! After our International Studies week in Buenos Aires, there were about 15 of us who flew to Iguazu (about a 2 hour flight from Buenos Aires) to check out Iguazu Falls, which is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. It was one of the coolest things I’ve seen. We hiked around different trails for most of the day and, at the end, got on a boat where they drive you right up to the falls and you get completely drenched.
We had this awesome Argentine guide named Adrian (he’s the guy fist pumping in the video) who was with us for the entire week and he kept telling us that we were going to get “soak wet” on the boat ride. From the video you can see that he wasn’t lying, but it was about 85 degrees in the middle of the jungle so it felt nice.
Dylan: Thanks Alex. Anything else I can tell people about your experiences?
Alex: This is my second international studies class and it’s always awesome how closely we get to interact with the profs. We went with Professor Terech, who is from Argentina, so almost everywhere we went he had a story or a recommendation on what to do. He shared “mate” which is the Argentine version of tea with us and generally just told the kind of stories you would only get from someone who grew up there. Really cool experience.
We definitely had some interesting company visits as well. My favorites were Club Atletico Boca Juniors (the most famous Argentinian soccer team) and Nieto Senetiner Winery (wine tasting to truly learn about the booming wine industry in Argentina). On the last night, the whole class had tango lessons and went to watch a tango dinner show.
Because of the exchange rate there, everything was so cheap for us. One night we wanted to check out what some locals had told us was their favorite steakhouse and, even though we had to wait for 2 hours, and it started raining, and we had to use our broken Spanish to order, it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had and was incredibly cheap.
Dylan: Thanks Alex. Again, I love your video and I appreciate you sharing it.