A great opportunity with a failing program January 15, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/23/2019 to 12/10/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My Spanish language skills improved.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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? 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
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • The city is very fun
* What could be improved?
  • The program as a whole needs to end or have major changes.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The people who run the program do not care about student well-being. You are expected to be totally independent to the degree that it is incredibly isolating and lonely.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Política Exterior de Argentina

Course Department: Relaciones Internacionales
Instructor: Bruno Delponte
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Religión y Relaciones Internacionales

Course Department: Relaciones Internacionales
Instructor: Ivan Petrella
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: