1. Students here don’t really wear any school paraphernalia out and about. It can actually be seen as stuck-up to wear a University hoodie or other clothing. (However, that doesn’t stop us from wearing our Pitt garb all the time!)
2. The Buenos Aires coletivo system is quite extensive (there are well over 100 bus lines) but there is virtually no public funding and each individual line is privately owned. They also don’t run on a fixed schedule, so you could be waiting for your bus for 1 minute or 1 hour.
3. Citizens are required to vote.
4. When you get grades back in class, most teachers read your grade out loud for the entire class to hear. It’s kind of a thing here in Argentina, and its kind of traumatizing!
-Abi, Alexa, and Maddy