SIT Bs As Past Review

By (Public Health, Tulane University) - abroad from 08/25/2015 to 12/07/2015 with

SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Public Health in Urban Environments

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to be a lot more responsible and individual. It was absolutely worthwhile

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.

Pretty rigorous, far more than other programs there.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very nice and accomodating

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Nora Fisch is a saint

* Food:

Even steak and wine get tiring when they're the only options.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I joined a local frisbee team and that helped

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

A couple people on my program had close run-ins but i never did and no one ever got hurt.

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

I learned a lot in the class room, was given a great homestay, the administration was really helpful and compassionate


* 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)

Pretty favorable exchange rate- also SIT gives you a per diem

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? bring a phone that you can just put a smart chip in


* 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

Only in high stress moments did we communicate in english

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish 3040
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?
  • New culture
  • Homestay
  • New friends
* What could be improved?
  • More activer integration
  • More active communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring a cell phone that you can just put a Smart chip in

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.