Disappointing program, great city January 29, 2019

By (Williams College) - abroad from 07/22/2018 to 12/05/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The language was worth it

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.

The Middlebury class I took was terrible.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was a mess.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was fine

* Food:

Not my cup of tea.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was speaking a lot of Spanish.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced

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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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Nothing
* What could be improved?
  • Everything
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it sucked