Buenos Aires: A Learning Experience Past Review

By (Government, 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?
I feel it was a great learning experience. I enjoyed having a full cultural experience and living in the country to help understand the culture.

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.

The program was different than traditional school as there are smaller classes and it is a language only program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff was helpful in providing us with cultural excursions. They also were helpful with any needs we may have needed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I truly loved my host mom and her family. I felt so welcomed. I still keep in touch with her and plan to see if I shall ever return to Buenos Aires. Here home was nice and not far from things (a walk but not far).

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved visiting the churches and museums. There is so much history in the city and would suggest to everyone to see it all.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt pretty safe but people in our program did have some problems like theft. When we were leaving one girls bags were stolen while she was waiting for the car to pick her up to go home.

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


* 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? I would suggest hold off on shopping. Several students didnt do this and were out of money at the end. I did wait to do any shopping and realized I had plenty of money for everything I needed.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I practiced with my classmates, my roommate, and my host family. I used Spanish everywhere I went. Some people spoke a little English but primarily it was Spanish.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family