My name is Ilona Nakshun. I’m a junior at UMBC. I chose to study abroad in Argentina because I am a Linguistics major with focuses in Spanish and Chinese. I’ve never been to South America and after doing some research about different countries, I was very intrigued by Argentina (particularly Buenos Aires). The culture, food, and the different way that Spanish is spoken (which I’m not used to in the US) is very interesting to me. A fun fact about me is that I participated in an exchange program in China 4 years ago. It was an amazing experience!