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By Erin Schwager

Finding independence under the Argentina sun

Behnk discovers world of possibilities through study abroad trip


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History - Behnk visits the Plaza de Mayo, the oldest public square in Buenos Aires.

Lauren Behnk, of Clearwater, always knew she wanted to travel and experience life outside of Nebraska, especially in a Spanish-speaking country.

Several people introduced travel as a way to study on Behnk's radar. Leenda Thiele, Behnk's high school Spanish teacher, shared her journey of coming to the states from Puerta Rico. Thiele encouraged her to experience travel for a better opportunity to learn. Behnk's cousin, Valley, also traveled and spurred her interest in seeing the world. Finally, one of Behnk's college roommates spent a year studying abroad in Bolivia, shared her experiences and a...

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