Buenos Aires- Interesting and Educational Past Review

By (Community Health, New Mexico State University) for

BridgeAbroad: Buenos Aires - NMSU Language & Culture Program: Argentina, Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, it was. I met amazing people, improved my Spanish, and was able to see a new country. I decided to double major in Spanish instead of simply minoring in it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Loved the teaching methods, I felt comfortable in pushing the boundaries of my abilities and found the professors to be extremely helpful and encouraging!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Beware! Food very bland!!!!

* 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? No


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save more than they tell you that you will need! It's a once in a life time experience, you don't want to miss anything!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Practiced language with professors, host family, general public. Needed to use host country language every day.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Explore explore explore!!!!