I am in love with Argentina! Past Review

By (Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies., The University of Texas at Austin) for

CIEE: Buenos Aires - Liberal Arts

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. It was incredible. I learned so much spanish and I became much more independent.

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

The program was very academically intense. We were not allowed to speak any English on-site which was great but was difficult when trying to make sure registration and everything was correct. I did not like that they required us to take so many hours when I was only getting 6 hours of credit transferred.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my host family. A very sweet older couple. Very helpful in developing my language skills.

* Food:

A lot of meat!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I went to various museums such as the MALBA. I was able to travel a lot and I loved my cultural experiences. Our program visited Jujuy which was very fun and interesting.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

During orientation the program extensively discussed safety and health precautions.

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? no


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish Civilization and Spanish advanced grammar and composition
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I spoke spanish with my host family and with all teachers and advisors in my program. I also practiced Spanish with other students. Most people spoke Spanish, not English.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? go abroad with an open mind and make sure to use the language of the coutnry you are in whenever possible! Avoid resorting to English. Challenge yourself.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Seminario de Aprendizaje y Servicio / Seminar on Community Service and Volunteerism

Course Department: FLACSO, 2237
Instructor: Maria Nieves Tapa
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: A Volunteer class. A great experience.
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:

Cuestiones Culturales en la Historia Argentina / Cultural Issues in Argentine History

Course Department: FLACSO, 1229
Instructor: Francisco Corigliano
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: I learned about the history and culture of Argentina. I loved this class. Great instructor
Credit Transfer Issues: Yes I did. SPN350
Course Name/Rating:

Historia y Literatura.Una lectura del siglo XX argentino desde la literatura Del Centenario al Cacerolazo/ History and Literature: A Reading of 20th Century Argentina through Literature from the Centennial to the Cacerolazo

Course Department: FLACSO, 4014
Instructor: Hernán Ronsino
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: Argentine history and literature. This class was boring and hard to stay attentive.
Credit Transfer Issues: yes. SPN 352
Course Name/Rating:

Técnicas Fotográficas/ Photography Techniques

Course Department: Artes Visuales, IUNA
Instructor: Leonor Greve
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: This was a direct enrollment class with all Argentine students. It was challenging and interesting.
Credit Transfer Issues: no