||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.
||Mark started his Latin American experience
in Argentina, and Peru is
a very different country and so is a great way to continue the learning.
Peru shows a very different view of Latin America.
The first place I stayed in South America (Libertador San Martin,
Argentina) is a very small peaceful college town and was a great
place to start. I chose Lima, in part, because I want exposure to
different South American situations. Lima is a very large and populated
city (~8 million) so the experience is bound to be very different
and a great addition to my South American learning.