URUGUAY: Just go with it Past Review

By (Psychology, Tulane University) for

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Montevideo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It just enhanced my understanding of myself and relationship with myself.I feel like a much stronger person.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: La Republica
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.

It was all very hard to adapt to. Completely different style of grading and learning and being tested. Very challenging. I still don't know how the classes went.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was a different experience but I enjoyed it.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I absolutely loved my host family. Would not have changed a thing.

* Food:

hard to find veggies so be prepared for lots of meat and secret ham!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Field trip to Cordoba was amazing.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safer then New Orleans

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


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? No idea.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Must have atm card WITH visa logo on it. Take out max amount of cash each time because the atm fees are VERY high.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? span 313
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?


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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • dedication to spanish
  • the people
* What could be improved?
  • organization
  • involvement in community
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be patient and be open to new experiences and be outgoing, especially when you don't want to be.