11k kilometers away from home, yet I felt like home! August 25, 2022

By (Computer Science, Berea College) - abroad from 05/16/2022 to 06/18/2022 with

KIIS: Argentina

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It increased my curiosity to see more places, and meet new people different from me. It increased my interest on learning Spanish, learning tango, and learning how have a healthier lifestyle. It made me more tolerant to people, and more tolerant to opinions/ beliefs that are different from mine. It increased a sense of collectivism, and viewing the whole world united as one. It was worth the money, the time.. everything!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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


* 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? No
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?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people I got to share my experience with.
  • The food and dance culture.
  • The knowledge I gained through the excursions and through the class I took.
* What could be improved?
  • Program Director!
  • Stipend was not enough, unless I ate hamburgers and fast food everyday!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I have travelled a lot before, and I usually do not develop expectations before going somewhere, so that I can get the most out of my experience. Except that I should have taken more winter clothes with me, nothing else.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.