Definitely Recommend! November 28, 2019

By (University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh) - abroad from 02/27/2019 to 06/22/2019 with

CAPA Buenos Aires: Study & Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This program allowed me to not only participate in classes abroad, but in the working environment of Buenos Aires through the internship. I was able to meet people through a different outlet than just the international school we took classes in. It was worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program manager was super sweet and helped me whenever I had a problem or question.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I am a vegetarian who really likes spices in her food, which is basically the opposite of typical Argentine cuisine. Nothing against it, but I did not like most of the foods there.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It honestly depended on the day. It was difficult to feel like a local.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Great! I always felt like my health problems were issued if any popped up.

* Safety:

We lived in one of the safest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

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

Finances

* 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? Keep your cash in US dollars and then when needed exchange them into pesos.

Language

* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The professors
  • The location
  • The internship
* What could be improved?
  • Connection between campuses
  • Programs to help integration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be deliberate. If you want something to happen, you have to make it happen. For example, if you want to get better in Spanish, you must actively try to speak Spanish and improve yourself. There are always ways you could go around speaking English or avoid cultural immersion as well if you really wanted to (which is not the point of a study abroad usually).