I can’t believe I’m going back. The joy of returning to Pilar, Argentina took even me by surprise. After our exchange trip with our school for two weeks at the end of the school year, we all fell in love with the people and culture of Argentina. Even I couldn’t believe the words that came out of my mouth when I told my Argentinian friends over Skype that I would be returning to visit them at the end of May. Sheer happiness engulfed my being.
Yes, I’m thrilled to go back, revisit all of my friends, to experience Argentinian culture for the second time, and to practice my Spanish, if you know me at all, you know that I can’t bring myself to go on a vacation without getting any sort of work done during the trip. I have always dreamed of doing my club activities at the North Hills School in Pilar, but after receiving a rejection for adding the club to their school on a regular basis, I thought this dream was gone. However, after emailing some of the teachers and headmasters about my upcoming visit, they gladly allowed me to do some of my club activities during one afternoon for the students in Secondary School. I was beyond thrilled to hear this.
Although I do not have much allotted time during the school day to perform club activities, I plan on doing whatever I can with the club while on my vacation. During the school day, students in Pilar have multiple short breaks and a break for lunch- granted, their school day goes from 8am to 5pm. I plan on completing as many creative projects as I can during my visit and will do my best to bring about talk of leadership during the school day. One of my best friends, Gaston, who was keen on starting and leading club activities at his school, is eager to help me with my independent studies regarding leadership in the Pilar and North Hills community. Although the entirety of this project is not complete yet, I am excited to see where this project takes me and how I can make the most of my visit.