Culture of Mobilization and Mate Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 08/28/2018 to 12/10/2018 with

SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Social Movements and Human Rights

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was a great experience that gave me a much more global perspective that we learn in the US and allowed me to continue my studies of labor movements abroad.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes were often large and therefore difficult to understand everything in a second language. The subject matter was very good. And the experiential component was great. The Spanish classes could have been better.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The team of program directors were wonderful, smart, and welcoming.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I really enjoyed my homestay experience. It was a wonderful way to learn the language and culture.

* Food:

The food in Argentina isn't to die for but that doesn't really matter. The culture is still very rich.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Because I was with a group of students from the US it was difficult to really integrate but my host family helped with that.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It is generally safe, the program does a good job of preparing students to deal with petty crime.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent about $25/week


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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?
  • Visited many parts of Argentina
  • Subject matter was well put together
  • Independence to explore Buenos Aires
* What could be improved?
  • Group of Students
  • Quality of Lessons
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would have liked to know that I should start trying to meet locals from the very start of the program.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'