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  1. 1. Argentina <ul><li>The hills of Cordoba </li></ul>
  2. 2. Time to drive in our propane fueled car the 200 km to Villa Allende.
  3. 3. Anahi Segura welcomes us to Cordoba.
  4. 4. Time to meet the family and…
  5. 5. …have a bite to eat!
  6. 6. <ul><li>Grilled meat (asado) is an Argentinian specialty. </li></ul>
  7. 11. Erica’s and Anahi’s families visit for a relaxing BBQ on the weekend.
  8. 18. Back to school! Anahi teaches at two schools
  9. 19. More presentations
  10. 20. Can you find the Greenville tee shirt? How about the GHS yearbook?
  11. 22. Time out for a peak at my lovely hotel
  12. 31. Time for classes at Instituto Paula Albarracin de Sarmiento (“Paula”) – Anahi’s other school.
  13. 35. <ul><li>I wonder how many of these group shots are in my camera </li></ul><ul><li>… lots! </li></ul>
  14. 36. Time for a taste of city life <ul><li>Cordoba is Argentina’s second largest city in the center of Cordoba Province. </li></ul><ul><li>It has an excess of a million people and is home to the oldest university in the country. </li></ul>
  15. 42. 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.
  16. 44. A day trip into the country
  17. 46. Estancia Santa Catalina (1622)
  18. 49. Estancia De Caroya (1616)
  19. 53. Around town in Villa Allende
  20. 54. Back to school. This time it’s the Instituto Secundario The New Millenium
  21. 55. Like its name, this school has a slick, modern feel.
  22. 56. Back at “Paula”, it’s time for a last round of classes and good-byes.
  23. 57. Before we leave, how about a little dancing?
  24. 58. Name this dance!
  25. 61. An exchange of gifts
  26. 62. Argentina <ul><li>The hills of Cordoba </li></ul>
  27. 63. Two hosts Two Towns <ul><li>Erica Carignano from Villa Maria in the Pampas of Cordoba Province </li></ul><ul><li>Anahi Segura from Villa Allende in the hills near the city of Cordoba </li></ul>
  28. 64. Villa Maria A charming town of about 80,000 people in the Pampas.
  29. 70. Erica teaches at four schools
  30. 71. Escuela Bellagano combines elementary and secondary schools.
  31. 73. Most schools are a combination of public and private. The state pays teacher salaries and the tuition maintains the facility and provides supplies.
  32. 74. Presentations
  33. 75. Time for friendly hugs and snapshots
  34. 76. Principal and Vice Principal (Don’t know why he’s smiling; he earns $9,000.00 a year.)
  35. 78. Time to meet the family…
  36. 79. …and have a bite to eat.
  37. 80. <ul><li>Erica’s many friends invite us to share meals with their families. </li></ul>
  38. 81. If you spot a vegetable in this presentation – you win!
  39. 82. 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.)
  40. 83. <ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>convenient! </li></ul><ul><li>Erica’s family owns a small café . </li></ul>
  41. 86. <ul><li>Back to school </li></ul>
  42. 87. Escuela Secundario de Leche A school dedicated to milk production.
  43. 88. Spotless laboratories Micro/Macro bacteriology Pharmaceutical and Water Testing
  44. 89. Dairy Products Dulce Leche (caramel)-Cream-Milk-Butter-Yogurt-Ice Cream-Cheese
  45. 90. The Bakery
  46. 95. Classroom friends
  47. 96. Teenagers The same everywhere
  48. 97. A little matte break
  49. 99. Picnic in the park with the fam
  50. 101. A memorial for the “disappeared”
  51. 103. Workshop Seminar for Teachers of Writing at Escuela Normal Victor Mercante
  52. 104. Students are prepared to take notes on a lecture…
  53. 105. … Instead, they are assigned a collaborative writing task in small groups.
  54. 108. The seminar appears well received.
  55. 109. Time for a little shopping with new friends.
  56. 113. A teacher’s lounge is universal…
  57. 114. … as are the friendships made at work.
  58. 115. A poor, rural school is kept alive by the efforts of a foundation.
  59. 121. These “ladies who lunch” are retired teachers and the Fundacion Cultural Dr. Antonio Sobral. They support the rural school.
  60. 122. Museum visit courtesy of the foundation.
  61. 123. Argentinian dogs – the most intelligent in the world.
  62. 124. It is time to say good-bye to the students of Villa Maria
  63. 125. This is harder than I expected!
  64. 126. <ul><li>It’s time for the exchange of gifts and a final round of snapshots. </li></ul>
  65. 128. The gift of a dance performance
  66. 131. Adios, Villa Maria!
  67. 132. Ciao!