Staff Spotlight: Andrea Posada

Andrea Posada - Mente Argentina

What position do you hold at Mente Argentina? What has been your career path so far?

Andrea: I have been head program and marketing coordinator for Mente for around 1 year and a half. Before Mente Argentina, I lived in various countries abroad with a wide variety of occupations including working in ski resorts, hostels, volunteering, interning and studying.

I love meeting people from all over the world which is what led me to pursue a career with Mente Argentina in the study abroad industry. It has been an extremely satisfying experience coordinating study, volunteer and internship programs here in Buenos Aires for international students.

Did YOU study abroad?

Andrea: I did a semester exchange in Mexico while studying my Bachelors of Business Management in Australia. My study abroad experience was truly amazing! I made very interesting and fun friends from all over the world and enjoyed the incredible Mexican culture. Tacos, enchiladas, cumbia, fiestas and piñatas are a few of the things that became routine in my daily life in Mexico.

What does the future hold for the Mente Argentina - any exciting new programs to share?

Andrea: Mente Argentina is growing rapidly as more and more students learn about the wide range of programs we offer. Our programs are able to cater to anyone's needs and wants spanning through short programs such as Tango, wine and cooking to internships and volunteers to semester, year exchanges and graduate programs. Many new students have learnt about Mente Argentina through recommendations from past students that have had unforgettable experiences with us.

Which study abroad destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

Andrea: I think that Holland is an underrated study abroad destination. It is a hidden gem for studying, as it has high quality education and is center for students to travel around Europe. Furthermore it is a very safe, peaceful and friendly country.

I would say that Barcelona is an overrated study abroad destination because it is overpopulated with international students, and lacks quality research and education. Most students choose Barcelona for the partying factor, which is an aspect they receive their money´s worth for. That being said, most find that this touristy city keeps them from really immersing themselves to the culture.