Alyssa is moving to Buenos Aires with barely any money, only a vague idea of where she's going to live and how she's going to apply for school (at Buenos Aires University, which is free of charge as long as you register in person). She speaks very elementary Spanish and doesn't know a single soul in all of Argentina.
Alyssa is my hero. She is the only person I know who could pull this off without a sweat. She took a year off from Hampshire College after freshman year because she was smart enough to know not all four years of schooling could be about face painting and tripping in the forest. She stayed home, toiled away at a horrendous job at a children's toy store, then saved up the money and flew to Thailand for a few months to teach English to children. And now it's off to Buenos Aires.
If you know anyone in the B.A. area, feel free to comment. Alyssa is absurdly independent but having a network of people down there is never a bad thing. My friend David will be studying abroad there come February, but the more the merrier!
GOOD LUCK ALYSSA.