"The original is unfaithful to the translation."

Jorge Luis Borges




I was born and raised in Argentina and when I was about 8 years old a new film came out around Christmas time: it was called: “Mi Pobre Angelito” ("My poor little angel") and it was about a little kid left at home while his family took off for a Christmas vacation.

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"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

John F. Kennedy




When the year started, my goal was to share with you 10 personal experiences of my time as a collegiate student-athlete in the USA and how each one of those experiences made an impact in my life as an adult.

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"To be or not to be, that is the question."

William Shakespeare - Hamlet




Following up from last month’s article, it came to my mind all the different ways in which we, human beings, try to identify ourselves into this world.

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"Experience the feeling of belonging."

JESICA UMANSKY




The word alumni has its roots in Latin and is the plural of the word alumnus. It refers to “men and women who have completed their studies, especially at a college or university”, states the Cambridge Dictionary online.

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"You cannot make progress without making decisions."

JIM ROHN




“Every student asks him or herself an important question when they graduate: What am I going to do now? For different students, different options are available. We found this problem to apply to all students and to have a realistic view as well as interesting alternatives, decision making skills and risk uncertainties involved.”

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

NELSON MANDELA




Living in today’s world means understanding cultures, at least enough, as to be able to study, work and socialize in a society that is changing faster than most of us can keep up with.

My personal experience while in college in the USA taught me several lessons that truly opened my eyes to the global world.

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"Your network is your net worth."

PORTER GALE




 

If there is something on which I do not compromise, it is my belief that the people we know in our life, be it personal, work, sports, academic, or any other kind, are the added value of this journey on earth.

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“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun."

RANDY PAUSCH




 

Without a doubt, the favorite holiday of all American university students is the Spring Break.

It is usually a week of holidays in March or April, in fact during the Spring season, in which students generally travel outside the university campus to new and fun destinations.

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“There is no time like today to start over."

SANDRA BROWN (Unspeakable)




 

This month I decided to talk about a very different topic than those we have dealt with in the last posts this year.

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