Taste of Argentina Changed Me For The Best Past Review

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ISA Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
100% I am incredibly happy I decided to study abroad and with ISA. The program gave me the support I needed for being away from home for so long and provided a backdrop that improved my Spanish (and more importantly my confidence in my Spanish), provided the opportunity to travel, and overall, made me into a more culturally aware enthusiastic person.

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.

I didn't find the University of Belgrano to be the best educational experience--but to be honest, I was studying abroad to experience the Argentine culture, which I was definitely able to do.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I loved the ISA office staff. They were incredibly helpful and compassionate the entire time I was in country.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

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* 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


* 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)


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

I practiced most with Paula in the ISA office--absolutely wonderful. I met with her every week during the semester. And of course I spoke only in Spanish with my host family, which provided an amazing opportunity to think and communicated in Spanish.

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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* Who did you live with?

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