Zoeller ('16) spent semester in Argentina studying, working

(May 14, 2014) BUENOS AIRES, Arg. – Sophomore McConnell Scholar Chloe Zoeller spent a semester studying at the University of Belgrano and the University of Buenos Aires and working with a local high school.
Zoeller ('16) spent semester in Argentina studying, working

Zoeller on a visit to Bariloche, Argentina

Chloe Zoeller,a sophomore McConnell Scholar at the University of Louisville, spent the Spring 2014 semester studying political science and Argentine culture with native-speaking professors and students at the University of Belgrano and the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In addition to her studies, Zoeller also worked with Santa Ethnea, the local high school that she attended as part of an exchange program in high school. Her duties included helping the school to prepare for this year’s round of exchange students from Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.), Zoeller’s alma mater.

In reference to spending a semester away from UofL and the McConnell Center, Zoeller said, “It's nice to know that no matter where I am in the world, I have a group of friends and mentors at the McConnell Center to support me and help me in whatever way possible. They have been supportive of the experience and have been consistent friends and mentors through it all.”

A fluent Spanish-speaker, Zoeller has been to Argentina twice before. Once as part of the high school exchange program and again last summer.

Sophomore McConnell Scholar Victoria Allen joined Zoeller once classes were over for a month of touring and travelling around Argentina. After Zoeller and Allen finish up their adventures in Argentina, Zoeller plans to attend the World Cup in Brazil.

Zoeller is a native of Louisville, Ky., studying Spanish and political science. In addition to being a McConnell Scholar, she is also a university REACH Ambassador and a member of Chi Omega Fraternity.

Check out her blog on her semester in Argentina.

By Mary Elizabeth Young, McConnell Scholar ‘16