During this time, I met with my conversation partner and discussed what her culture would define as the meaning of success- what exactly was expected of her by her parents educationally, professionally, and relationship-wise. We compared and contrasted the ways in which American and Argentinian success can differ, yet are ultimately quite similar.
During this time I met with my cultural partner from Argentina over zoom to discuss cultural use of hand gestures and how nonverbal communication and body language differs greatly across cultures. I learned that Argentinians are often far more communicative with their body language and gestures than Americans are, as well as far more close in the ways which they physically show affection.
On this day I met with Melina again for another conversation meeting; our second of four total. We discussed the impact of individualism on the ability for many people of other nationalities and cultures to feel comfortable finding friends on campus and how it is hard to engage with others as we are very busy and fast paced in our culture. In general, we talked at length of the differences between American and Argentinian cultural norms.