Penn Abroad Ambassador Samina Kaushek

Samina in Argentina
CAS '25
Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
GRIP: Social Impact in Buenos Aires
Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP)

Ask me about...

  • Navigating a homestay

  • Working at a company where no one speaks English

  • Setting personal goals while abroad

  • Solo dining and adventuring

My experience abroad...

Living in Buenos Aires this summer has definitely changed the way I picture my professional journey. I took on an incredibly creative role this summer whether I was filming content for sustainable clothing brands or interviewing designers at fashion exhibits with my colleagues. I am eager to find ways to incorporate similar projects in the opportunities to come. I also discovered my interest in the consumer retail industry through my internship. The powerful stories behind such well-crafted clothing pieces are ones that I will never forget, and I hope to market similar stories to an even larger audience in the future!

Other highlights...

  • Bonding with my host mother and practicing 'sobremesa' at the dinner table every night

  • Backpacking in South America with new friends

  • Engaging in meaningful conversations with Argentinian fashion designers and artists

  • Discovering my love for the 'choripan'

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