The Argentinian drink, mate, is often shared in friendship and solidarity. This practice has a deep resonance in the culture, and embodies the shared intimacy and sense of accompaniment and friendship that is at the heart of our program.
We gathered around the CASA de la Mateada staff members and I felt dumbfounded as we went through our weekly avisos (check-ins): NPR reports to keep us updated on the news, the schedule for the upcoming week, and food and transportation stipends. “It’s already March?!” I found myself thinking. Time is flying and Argentina has been an incredible teacher. There is so much I’ve already experienced, but there are a few things that really stand out to me when I think about what I yearn to implement into my daily life.
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