Without my wife, I would not be headed to Rosario in 17 days. She has been the catalyst for my study abroad, the rationale to push myself further beyond my limits than I ever imagined possible. Continue reading The Benefits of a Loving Spouse
Part of my trip to Rosario this summer is centered on continuing the research I have started this term in the 407 senior seminar required for all history majors. For the past seven weeks, I have been studying the impacts of immigration and industrialization on professional soccer in the 1920s… in the United States. Continue reading The Current State of My Research
When I tell people that I am going to Rosario this summer during the World Cup, the first words that inevitably fall out of almost everybody’s mouth are:
“You’re going to be watching the World Cup this summer in Lionel Messi’s hometown?!” It is the blessing and the curse of a city that never really got to know its greatest son. Continue reading The Rosario Contingent (Beyond Messi)
As I prepare to embark on my journey more than 10,000 kilometers away from Eugene this summer, I haven’t been thinking as much about past travels as I had expected after being accepted into the study-abroad program. Instead, beyond focusing on getting through this semester and working on World Cup preview materials, I’ve been chuckling now and then about the fact that I’ll be spending a month and a half at yet another different school. Add another institution to the list of places that will have contributed credit-hours to my (eventual) attainment of a Bachelor’s degree.
What is The Rosario Project? The site was conceived as a scholarship project and is designed to serve as a journal of the trip on which I will be embarking this summer to study for six weeks in Argentina. It draws its focus from the course that inspired me to apply for a summer in South America as well as the FIFA World Cup that will be taking place in Brazil during my time in Rosario. Continue reading The Roots of the Project