Saturday, October 9, 2010

Week 2 - Update

Group of Students at Carna Secondary School, Connemara

Hebe, Sofía, Julia, Mayra, Lucia & Federico attending Eoin's Workshop on Printing.

Paula & Julia at Clonshire Club after a horse-back riding session.

Students atr John the Baptist Secondary School, Hospital, Co Limerick, on 7th October 2010.

Patricia with a group of Hurling players at John the Baptist Secondary School.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Exchange in Connemara

On Tuesday 5th October 2010 we left Limerick early in the morning to travel for 4 hours to Carna, in Connemara, in the west of Ireland, where people still speak the language of the celts.

We spent the whole day sharing presentations on Argentina and Ireland, music, dance, food and games. We also had a chance to celebrate our second birthday away from home. Belen's last week and Andrea's today. On the way back we stopped for dinner and we arrived in Limerick at 9 pm. A very enjoyable journey.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Summary of the Week

Carolina, student of Chemical Engineering, and her teacher Florencia, after a visit to Roche Laboratories in Clarecastle, where she could learn about Roche operations and proceedings with one of the chemists on the plant.

This week we visited two schools in Limerick: Castletroy College -where we gave a presentation for a group of almost 200 students- and Scoil Carmel , an all-girls school, where we spent most of the day sharing presentations, songs, dances and food. In the picture you can see some of our people introducing mate, alfajores and dulce de leche.

Students and our Irish Counsellor Eoin.

Friday, October 1, 2010

C!Ties! Our first intake of a band with lots of potential.

On Friday 1st October we were all highly impressed by this intimate concert given by C!TIES.
This up and running band from Ennis came to Limerick and performed a set of their outstanding material for the group of Argentineans, followed by a press conference.
The concert was set in a studio which once was a chapel. Great atmosphere for this cool show.
Thanks C!ties!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Hello! I´m Mariano Andrigo and I am 17 years old. I live in Buenos Aires, Avellaneda, with my parents and my two brothers. I like listening to music, playing videogames, and watching movies.It´s my first time travelling to Europe and I think that it will be a very good experience to meet new people and to improve my English a lot.
See you soon!

Hi!! I'm Magali. I'm 16 years old. I live in Buenos Aires and I live with my mom only, but I also have a brother and a sister, both older than me.
I love listening to music and singing...well, I actually only try singing, I'm not very good really.
I also like skating and practising any kind of sport, reading and, of course, spending some time with my friends.
I'm so excited about going to Ireland, you have no idea.
See you soon! :)

My names Eoin.Ill be Helping out with jack on the irish leg to make sure everyone has a great time. Im Studying Fine-art in printmaking and love to cycle when the oppurtunity shows. Really looking forward to meeting you all looks like a great bunch.
See you all really soon

My name is Damien Moore and I am helping to organise some activities with Jack for the Argentinian students over the next couple of weeks.

My name is Mayra Fernández Siegien I am 14 years.
I want to go to Europe to learn an look paying more attention in the society and of course improve my english and know both cyties, Ireland and London.
I like watching tv in particular News because I like to be updated every day , hanging out with my friends and my parents and i love travelling, and i can`t forget shopping .
I don`t like fish, and lies.
I hope to have fun, learning , on this trip and return to my country with all my needs fulfilled.

CII Counsellor Keith O’Farrell also appears in the picture

Hi, my name is Carolina. I´m 26 years old. I´m at University studying Chemical Engineering. I like playing the piano and listening to music too.
I´m very happy for this trip because I´ve never been abroad before and it´s a great opportunity to improve the English language.

Hello my name is Joaquin Sanz, I am 17 years old. I like watching tv, doing sports, flying airplanes and going out with friends. My hobbies are flying with my father, playing football and playing drums. I have a punk band, with 2 friends.
I would like to know Irish culture, specially music and history.

Hello, my name is Ignacio, I am 17 years old but I’ll be turning 18 in a month. I like watching TV, playing sports playing computer games, and hanging out with my friends.
I like the Irish culture (especially sports) and I would love to learn Irish dancing and fencing.

Hi, my name is Paula and I’m 14 years old. I like reading, listening to music (specially old music), hanging out with friends and horse riding.
I’m very excited about the trip because I’ll be able to meet new people, and meeting a new place, and it’s culture and traditions. I’ve also seen that I have a lot of things in common with the other girls, so I’m sure we’ll have fun.

Hi! I'm Andrea and I'm almost 18 years old. I live in Buenos Aires, with my parents and little brother. I like listening to music, watch movies, specially on the movie theather, i love it! And I like spend time with my family and friends.
I want to go to Ireland because I want to know about another cultures, meet people and improve my English.
This is the first time that i'll be out of my country and I'm so happy for having
this opportunity. I know that it will be a great experience for me.
See you soon,

Hello my name is Belen, I am 17 years old and this will be my first trip abroad. I hope to have lots of fun with you. My birthday is coming soon (29/09) and i am very happy to spend it with you =)

Hi! I am Fiamma Carrasco, I am 14 years old. I really want to travel to Ireland because I want to improve mi English and I want to know some interesting things about the culture.
Besides I want to visit some places and meet some friendly people.
I am really excited because is the first time I travel abroad, but I am sure it will be perfect.
I like dancing, reading, listening to music, go shopping, animals and pink color. I don’t like olives, math and coffee.

Hi! My name is Florencia and I’m 14 years old.
I love reading books mostly on rainy days. In the future I want to have a dream so amazing that I can write a novel with it like Stephanie Meyers did but the possibilities are one in a million. (Believe me I have already tried really hard)
At nights I like watching films and eating chocolates and ice creams. I also like listening to music, dancing and writing. Some day I want to become a journalist and travel around the world, but my real dream is to become an actress.I want to travel to Ireland to improve my English and also because I think that it’s going to be a wonderful experience where I will meet new people and places.
See you soon!!

Hello, my name is Florencia Aiello and I'm 14 years old. I playing sports and hanging out with friends. I am very excited about going to Ireland an the UK because I love traveling and I would also like to improve my english.

Hi, my name is Florencia Mariana Rodriguez Sandez. I was born the 12th of August in 1996, I've lived in Buenos Aires, since then. I hace been studing english for more or less seven years. I like it so much. I also enjoy, reading many kinds of books including horror stories and teenager novels like Cathy Hopkins books, Stephenie Meyer Twilight Saga, or J.K.Rowling's books. I love spending time with my friends, and with my sister. I like watching every tipe of movies, exept for drama ones. I live listening and dancing music, I love specially the pop genre and if it's in english, much better.
See you soon,

My name is Giuliana Pollio, I am 13 years old. I was born in Buenos Aires, the 9 of September. I live in a country house in Gral.Gutierrez.
I love horror books and films too. My favorite ice cream is chocolate. I have a cat called "Tato". I'm looking forward to my trip to Ireland because it's the first time I visit an European country and because I love english.

'Hello, I'm Julia and I'm 17 years old. I love all kind of art. Beethoven or Pink Floyd, Nietzsche or Orwell, Miró or Picasso. I also love animals and nature. I study music and I do horse riding. I am interested in meeting Ireland because I like to experience the cultural differences and understand the thinking of people who live so far from where I live. Feel a little peace to breathe another air too.'

Hello, my name is Lucía. I am seventeen years old and i live with my family and with my dog Olivia .I have been in many places of Argentina, and i love travelling, but i have never been in Ireland or in other country of Europe so i`m very anxious and happy of making this trip.
See you in a few days!!

Hi! My name is Nadia and I’m 19 years old. I love listening to music and I really like
photography. Also, i enjoy watching movies, especially horror ones. I like both watching and playing sports too.
I’m going to Ireland because I’ve always wanted to know the place and I want to improve my English. Besides, it’s the first time I travel abroad and I want to learn about the culture.

Hi Guys,
My name is Jack and I will be helping to organize activities for ye to do during the Irish leg of the trip.
I am currently studying fine art in the Limerick School of Art and Design.
I enjoy sports, music, arts and learning about world cultures. I look forward to meeting all of ye at the end of the month.
All the best,

Hi! I'm Sofi Klimkowski and I'm 14 years old. I love hanging out with friends, listening to music (especially Rock & Roll), playing the guitar and I really like arts. Also, I love all kinds of sports.
I would like to make new friends and learn about another culture. Besides I never went to Ireland so I'm very excited for doing it and I think it will be a great opportunity to improve my English.
See you soon!

Hello, my name is Sofía Pulenta and I'm 14 years old. I like meeting new people, hanging out with friends, reading fiction books, watching films, listening to music and dancing.
I’ve never traveled to another country before, so I think this will be a great experience to improve my English and know more about other cultures.

HI! My name is Patricia Zinno, I’m the head of Galileo Galilei School. My family is made up by my two kids, my husband, Catalina (the tortoise) and Dolce (my dog). I’m currently taking an MA course in education, which I am enjoying immensely. I love spinning and travelling so I’m ready to enjoy this trip. Even though I’ve done all the trips with Vaneduc students, this is the first time I travel to Ireland so I’m eager to discover all the surprises prepared for us in this wonderful country.

Hello everybody!
It is a pleasure for me to tell all of you about myself.My name is Florencia Arevalo. I am a teacher of English and besides, I am in charge of the English Departament of Hölters School. We are a small but enthusiastic group travelling to Ireland for the first time. I love meeting new people ans sharing new experiences with my students. I do love travelling and I am sure we will get on really well as a team.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Warm regards, Florencia

Well, here I am. Hi, everybody!
I´m Viviana, Teacher and Head of the English Department of the school and I´m really excited about my new experience. This is my first visit to Ireland, my first visit to Europe and my first time abroad with students. I kmow everything will be great because the group of students who is flying there is incredible. Really good people! I am eager to meet my host family.
In the first picture I´m with my family: my husband, Fabián, and my two kids: Lucas and Giuliana. It was taken last year in my son´s 18th. birthday.Giuliana is also travelling we me, but as a student of the school. We are a happy family.
See you in a few days!