What does Tony the Tiger and this Program have in Common: It's GREEAAT! Past Review

By (Comedy Studies, Brandeis University) - abroad from 02/26/2019 to 06/10/2019 with

SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Social Movements and Human Rights

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile. I gained a broader understanding of the largeness of the world, experiencing along the way a new culture and some of the nicest people I've met. I met people who I hope to be in contact with on a long term basis, and I enriched both my academic and linguistic skills.

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.

The work is very manageable, giving enough free time for one to experience the city. However, keep in mind that the language barrier may amplify the academic rigor!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Some of the kindest people I have ever met.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

If you like spicy, this ain't it! In all seriousness, there does not seem to be a lot of spicy foods in Buenos Aires, but the food is nevertheless good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)

~$100 on everything, including transit, food, weekends.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? `


* 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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • Culture
  • Spanish
* What could be improved?
  • Not too much; maybe easier access to technolgies like printing? But again, that's a no biggie.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I practiced my Spanish a bit more.