Past Review

By (Microbiological Sciences and Immunology., New Mexico State University) for

NRCSA: Buenos Aires - Spanish Language School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Worthwhile is such an understatment. Studying a new language opens up many new doors to friendships, opprotunities, cultures... it is invaluble. The deeper you let yourself fall into the new culture, the more satisfaction you'll get when you're there and when you leave. I saw some people make a huge mistake in other programs- they come with a large group of people from their university or from another university in the U.S. and they do nothing but hang out with those people from the university. It is such a waist- stay at home if you can't let yourself leave!!

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: ECELA, Buenos Aires, ECELA Bariloche, ECELA Cuzco
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I feel that I learned Spanish, and am now able to speak it confidently. For only studying spanish for 5 months, I am very well prepared. I have seen many students who have studied spanish for years elsewhere who do not have nearly the comprehension that I learned in my studies.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

ECELA and NRCSA have an excellent administration staff, very personal, and all are willing to help the student achieve the goal of learning a different language.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


Language acquisition improvement?

Llegue en BsAs sin espanol, y ahora hablo bastante bien. Eso es por muy bien profesores pero tambien es porque trate de hablar con toda la gente, no me importaba quien, era solo para practicar.

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you are serious about learning the language, an intensive language program is the way to go. In this way, you can speak to locals and also learn from professional teachers who are natives in the spanish speaking country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Principiante 1A-Avanzado II
Instructor: Many
Instruction Language: Espanol
Comments: Excellent. From the very beginning, the classes were taught in spanish so it was very easy to advance rapidly.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.