Buenos Aires is touristy, but still a good place to study Past Review

By (Anthropology and Theatre, Barnard College) for

Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile. email me and ask me if there are more specific questions

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I would have given 5 if our language class had been more challenging or if I had aken better advantage of the classes I had

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administrators were wonderful and helpful, yet far too overextended.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lovely house owned by an a woman with one daghter who was living abroad <br /><br /> Se was lovely, but had a personality disorder

* 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:

The vast majority of the foreigners I know were robbed in some way, and I experienced several attempts. It is good to be overly cautious

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Get a citibank account and still be prepared to swallow a lot of ATM fees. KNOW your banks policy on traveling, don't think to rely on any type of check. People will think you are rich because you are American so "ojo" (look out)

Language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
Language acquisition improvement?

It improved a ton

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

Comments

Lizitany@hotmail.com for more specific questions

Lizita February 08, 2010