Vigorous but Fun July 03, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/26/2018 to 07/21/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became fluent in Spanish and gained a new sense of my strength and independence.

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:

Vegetarianism is rough in Argentina.

* 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

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)

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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 350+
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • Making friends with locals and other foreigners
* What could be improved?
  • Staff support & attention
  • Middlebury writing class
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That there are $10 atm fees when you can use xoom.com to do money transfers!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Cinematographic Mise en Scene

Course Department: Art
Instructor: Satarain
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Fundamentals and History of Social Work

Course Department: Social Work
Instructor: Solla
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Access to Abortion in Argentina

Course Department: Trabajo Social
Instructor: Deville
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: