||Mark wants to be an international
business person focusing on Latin America. Therefore, it is very important
for him to understand the culture and language. That is only possible
by being immersed in the Latin American culture.
||Laura and Mark both love to learn
about other cultures and Mark wants to switch careers to business.
International business is a great way to fully live what we both want.
|Why Latin America
||Laura and Mark have both had many
Latin American friends and have learned to love the culture. Another
reason is Spanish. Mark wanted to learn the most widely used language
other than English. Mandarin is common but is somewhat limited to
one country (China). Spanish was the clear choice, and is also the
one that we both have wanted to learn for years.
||Argentina is an eclectic culture and
has both modern and very traditional aspects, making it a good location
in which to learn. While the dialect in Argentina has many unique
aspects, they are easily identifiable and one can learn Spanish in
a way that is very "portable" to other countries. For example,
chopping words short is not good to learn ("pa" instead
of "para") and the number of words spoken that way in Argentina
seems to be low.
|Why Libertador San
||The educational level is high, in
part, because of the university there (Universidad Adventista del
Plata). Another very good reason is the safety. One can walk the streets
at night safely. It was also an easy choice because friends of ours
had family there and helped arrange the trip. I may be biased, but
it's also a great choice because the people are very nice here.