Very fun! Definitely recommend! January 31, 2024

By (Public Health, Wellesley College) - abroad from 08/21/2023 to 12/05/2023 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 confident in navigating throughout a city on my own. I learned to be more confident in my spanish speaking skills.

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.

Intensity was good, classes were really good, and faculty support was always there.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Really caring and amazing staff!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Host parents were amazing, very caring, and I loved their cats!

* Food:

Host parents food was delicious. Argentinian food at restaurants definitely lacked in spices.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I feel like I was really able to learn from observation and being immersed while living in Argentina.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Housing director was amazing with my health needs

* Safety:

Felt safe walking to places but you do need to be very cautious about your phone

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

I love the people I met, the staff, my host family, and the city! So much to do and so much to see!


* 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)

I am low-income but with the Gilman scholarship it made studying abroad affordable

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Having a set amount of money aside for emergencies


* 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

The program encouraged us to speak spanish outside of class too.

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
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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friends
  • Spanish
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Shorter time in class
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More about the weather