Studies in Cordoba Argentina- Well worth it Past Review

By (Family child science, New Mexico State University) for

NRCSA: Cordoba - Spanish Language School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
More then words can explain, you cannot write in words how amazing the experience was.

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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.

The work load was overall pretty easy. The difficult part was that the whole course was spoken in Spanish, this was hard to get use to but eventually I started to pick it up

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Program size was very small 3-4 people in each class, be prepared to be focused and called on for questions.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I stayed with people I knew if Cordoba, they spoke some English but mostly Spanish. I would bring a box of your favorite snack so you can have a piece of home with you to have when ever you want.

* Food:

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. Lots of Asados, "barbecues" delicious meats.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program had city tours, dance classes and many more things to do.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The hospitals are not like the U.S....don't get hurt.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Peso are 4-1 right now to the American dollar. Be careful because everything seems so cheap, so you can spend a lot. I planned I spending much more, but I was careful and spend 3 times as less.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

The family I stayed with spoke all Spanish so I spoke with them. Also I would go shopping, ride the bus and out to restaurants where I could practice my skills. People loved to try and speak English with me, they learn it in school so they liked to try.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A student who is ready to learn the language and the personality of the culture would enjoy this program.