What I loved most about the study tour was it’s holistic approach. Of course, our visits to the schools and universities were remarkable, but the fact that we also visited museums, different neighborhoods, went for cultural performances added to the richness of the experience. The trip was extremely well organized, and during our stay at Buenos Aires we got an opportunity to travel across different neighborhoods, exploring the length and breadth of the city. If I may say, I fell in love with the people, the language, the vibe and ambience of the place - there was something absolutely mesmeric about Buenos Aires.
This spirit of compassion and benevolence unraveled itself in the schools we visited. A quality that was common across all schools was that teachers had genuine love and respect for the students. I never heard a single teacher raising her voice or yelling at the students to get their attention. There was a great understanding that existed between the teachers and students, and one gesticulated action would get all the students together. The students were confident and comfortable to ask the teacher a myriad of questions, and spoke up with ease in the classrooms. Rather than being an intimidating, fearful and a threatening space, which many schools can be for students, the environment across all three schools was warm and welcoming.