Argentina Summer I-II September 03, 2023

By (Spanish Language, Literature, Western Carolina University) - abroad from 05/27/2023 to 08/04/2023 with

Arcos Learning Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Academia Buenos Aires)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Plenty of Spanish, knowledge of other cultures, and connections to people from around the world. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would recommend studying abroad to anyone.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I had experiences I am incredibly grateful for and will never forget, but I also missed out on a large portion of the reason I chose this program, being the medical Spanish. So I am glad to have gone here but may have chosen differently if I had known what the medical Spanish component was actually going to be like.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Sophmore
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • VOS buenos aires
  • Cultural activites
* What could be improved?
  • Communication about classes/class levels
  • Structure for events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring physical cash in large bills!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!