Changed the way I view art Past Review

By (Brown University) - abroad from 06/18/2018 to 08/05/2018 with

SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Art, Memory, and Social Transformation (Summer)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I definitely think about art differently after this program. It was really empowering to see it used as a tool in so many ways. In this program, art was used as a means of exploring and analyzing a new city, as a means to process trauma, to track an intergenerational timeline of consciousness, and to empower people with creative solutions. The instructors are amazing and very compassionate. Also, this program is important for a person born and raised in the United States (like me)! I did not know almost anything about Los Desaparecidos in Argentina and many similar scenarios in other countries in South America. I would say its an essential piece of history to understand, and it's much easier to get an understanding first hand in Argentina.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Very interesting content. The level of the program totally depends on your Spanish language level, but they adjust to help you have a good educational experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing teachers and admin. Really kind considerate people.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I put 4 out of 5 for housing purely because we were all housed in really wealthy neighborhoods and it would have been nice to see a bit more of the city.

* Food:

Croissants and Choripan

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had a host family, so in that sense, we were immersed, but we definitely mostly socialized with each other.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Great healthcare

* Safety:

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

I had an amazing cohort of students I am so glad to have met.


* 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? N/A
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? They provide a budget as part of the tuition of the program.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Highschool Non AP Spanish. I struggled a bit. Almost everyone else had taken college spanish and they were better off.
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Teachers
  • Peers
  • Choripan
* What could be improved?
  • Gender balance
  • Aregtinian Pizza
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Practice your Spanish.