An amazing experience! May 28, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/24/2019 to 12/17/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile and a life-changing experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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

With respect to cultural immersion, the on-site staff assured that we remained supported and on the right path by having personal meetings and interviews.

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
  • International 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?
  • Academics
  • Internship
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Information on mental health and race relations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The dynamics between a host and their host family.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Relaciones Internacionales Contemporaneas

Course Department: International Studies
Instructor: Jorge Battaglino
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: The instructor was insightful and well-prepared. The academic content was interesting and it allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of international affairs and how theory is applied to real-world situations/events.
Credit Transfer Issues: No issues with credit transfer.