great learning experience Past Review

By (Case Western Reserve University) - abroad from 02/18/2017 to 06/16/2017 with

IES Abroad: Buenos Aires - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
my language and cultural literacy improved, definitely 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

* 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

it's the best city in the southern cone and I learned a lot and didn't have bad experiences


* 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)

clothing and technology is very expensive in buenos aires due to high import tariffs

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 45$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? make sure you have enough clothes and technology back up since it is expensive to buy them in argentina


* 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? 315
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? enroll in the program to converse with an argentine learning english

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the staff
  • location
* What could be improved?
  • partner university cooperation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? there is a lot of free time