Buenos Aires, a city of life, of culture, of music, of wealth and extreme poverty. Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Villanova University) for

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina: Buenos Aires - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Most importantly, I had the opportunity to work in an NGO who help children of the streets and of the slums. Helped me see the hidden part of our world. Also, the enthusiasm, the sense of life, etc. is a great quality of Argentinia.

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.

Very helpful profesors. The course load is quite important but not over demanding. Leaves you plenty of time for traveling/visiting/extra activities

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing avaibility for foreign students. Took care of all the administrative work.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Found a room in an argentinian family

* Food:

Great meat food especialy empanadas and the meat!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The university had a student led group for all international students. Organized trips, visits etc.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Although feels like a european city, Buenos Aires faces huge poverty which increases risks of robbery etc. However, I never had any bad experience. The city is very safe in general.

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)


* 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?

Peers, profesors, and in daily life interactions

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Helpfulness
  • Avaibility
* What could be improved?
  • Sometimes efficiency
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? UCA is a great university that will help you with any concern. Definetly recomended it. Concerning Buenos Aires, go for it, meet argentinians, enjoy everything the city has to offer. Always stay prudent though as a foreigner.