A great opportunity to explore new places and discover yourself February 10, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/21/2018 to 12/12/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the culture and actively made comparisons with the United States. Definitely worthwhile to gain a new perspective

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.

* 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

Middlebury has the best program because the coordinator plays a big role in helping students (assisting with visa, looking for host family, assistance with insurance, etc).

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)

Inflation helped

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100-$150

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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Advanced Spanish Grammar
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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
  • International 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?
  • Assistance
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Host family (better location)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the food in Argentina was not that good

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Relaciones Internacionales Contemporaneo

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Josefina Senese
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: This was a very difficult class because the professor spoke quickly and this class was taken only by locals.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Peronismo

Course Department: Exchange
Instructor: Ernesto Cussianovich
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: Wasn't very challenging because minimal homework was given.
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