6 months full of extremes, extreme highs but also high lows. April 21, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/23/2019 to 12/11/2020 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I am in control of all parts of my life and the sooner I recognize that, the sooner I can live the life I have always wanted. It was definitely worthwhile.

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

I did not like the program director at all. He was not helpful. When students expressed this to him, he denied it and accused us of causing our "own problems".

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

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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Full immersion
  • Internship component
  • Host family
* What could be improved?
  • The director, Claudio Gonzalez
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is going to be difficult! Do not expect all of it to be perfect. Role with the punches and make the most of every moment, because it will be over before you know it. But above all else, take care of YOU.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Familial Violence

Course Department: Social Work
Instructor: Hubez
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues:
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Crime and Society

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Pegrago
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: