By KK Behan, Spanish Faculty
Returning with a Full Heart, a Master’s Degree, and a Fiancé!
This summer, I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to finish my master’s degree through Middlebury College. The program lasted for six weeks. I lived in Palermo, a trendy neighborhood with an array of awesome restaurants, art, and architecture. One of my favorite parts about the neighborhood was the colorful murals painted by artists involved in the city’s vibrant street-art scene.
My favorite museum in Buenos Aires was the “Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes,” mostly because of the Luis Felipe Noé exhibit that was happening when I visited.
Thanks to the Loudon Grant that I received, I also traveled to see the Iguazu Falls — the largest waterfall system in the world — on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The picture on the left is a view from “la garganta del diablo,” which means “the devil’s throat.”
Additionally, I traveled to the south of Patagonia to see the Perito Moreno glacier. While most glaciers worldwide are retreating, the Perito Moreno is one of the few that is actually growing. We did a trekking tour on the glacier using crampons to keep stable on the ice. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced (pun intended).
As it was winter in August in the southern hemisphere, I skied with my (now) fiancé in the mountains of northern Patagonia. He proposed on a mountain called Cerro Chapelco in the small ski and fishing town of San Martin. It was a truly unforgettable trip. I returned home with a full heart, a master’s degree, and a fiancé!
KK Behan teaches Spanish in the Modern Language Department. She is a graduate of Providence College and has earned her master’s degree from Middlebury College. KK is the House Head in Thayer, and she enjoys skiing, boxing, and golfing during her free time.