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    • Argentina
      • The hills of Cordoba
    • Two hosts Two Towns
      • Erica Carignano from Villa Maria in the Pampas of Cordoba Province
      • Anahi Segura from Villa Allende in the hills near the city of Cordoba
    • Villa Maria A charming town of about 80,000 people in the Pampas.
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    • Erica teaches at four schools
    • Escuela Bellagano combines elementary and secondary schools.
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    • Most schools are a combination of public and private. The state pays teacher salaries and the tuition maintains the facility and provides supplies.
    • Presentations
    • Time for friendly hugs and snapshots
    • Principal and Vice Principal (Don’t know why he’s smiling; he earns $9,000.00 a year.)
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    • Time to meet the family…
    • …and have a bite to eat.
      • Erica’s many friends invite us to share meals with their families.
    • If you spot a vegetable in this presentation – you win!
    • Look at that beautiful smile! It’s almost 11pm; we’ve just finished dinner after a long day of teaching, and Erica looks fresh as a daisy. (The red eyes are the fault of the photographer.)
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      • Erica’s family owns a small café .
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      • Back to school
    • Escuela Secundario de Leche A school dedicated to milk production.
    • Spotless laboratories Micro/Macro bacteriology Pharmaceutical and Water Testing
    • Dairy Products Dulce Leche (caramel)-Cream-Milk-Butter-Yogurt-Ice Cream-Cheese
    • The Bakery
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    • Classroom friends
    • Teenagers The same everywhere
    • A little matte break
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    • Picnic in the park with the fam
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    • A memorial for the “disappeared”
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    • Workshop Seminar for Teachers of Writing at Escuela Normal Victor Mercante
    • Students are prepared to take notes on a lecture…
    • … Instead, they are assigned a collaborative writing task in small groups.
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    • The seminar appears well received.
    • Time for a little shopping with new friends.
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    • A teacher’s lounge is universal…
    • … as are the friendships made at work.
    • A poor, rural school is kept alive by the efforts of a foundation.
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    • These “ladies who lunch” are retired teachers and the Fundacion Cultural Dr. Antonio Sobral. They support the rural school.
    • Museum visit courtesy of the foundation.
    • Argentinian dogs – the most intelligent in the world.
    • It is time to say good-bye to the students of Villa Maria
    • This is harder than I expected!
      • It’s time for the exchange of gifts and a final round of snapshots.
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    • The gift of a dance performance
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    • Adios, Villa Maria!
    • Time to drive in our propane fueled car the 200 km to Villa Allende.
    • Anahi Segura welcomes us to Cordoba.
    • Time to meet the family and…
    • …have a bite to eat!
      • Grilled meat (asado) is an Argentinian specialty.
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    • Erica’s and Anahi’s families visit for a relaxing BBQ on the weekend.
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    • Back to school! Anahi teaches at two schools
    • More presentations
    • Can you find the Greenville tee shirt? How about the GHS yearbook?
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    • Time out for a peak at my lovely hotel
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    • Time for classes at Instituto Paula Albarracin de Sarmiento (“Paula”) – Anahi’s other school.
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      • I wonder how many of these group shots are in my camera
      • … lots!
    • Time for a taste of city life
      • Cordoba is Argentina’s second largest city in the center of Cordoba Province.
      • It has an excess of a million people and is home to the oldest university in the country.
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    • A presentation for student teachers at Zorrila de San Martin on the American school system and the process of college application. College is free in Argentina.
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    • A day trip into the country
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    • Estancia Santa Catalina (1622)
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    • Estancia De Caroya (1616)
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    • Around town in Villa Allende
    • Back to school. This time it’s the Instituto Secundario The New Millenium
    • Like its name, this school has a slick, modern feel.
    • Back at “Paula”, it’s time for a last round of classes and good-byes.
    • Before we leave, how about a little dancing?
    • Name this dance!
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    • An exchange of gifts
    • Ciao!