Enriching learning experience in one of the finest cities in Latin America! January 25, 2023

By (Peace and Justice Studies, Wellesley College) - abroad from 08/24/2023 to 12/06/2023 with

SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Social Movements and Human Rights

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a deeper understanding of what the concept of human rights entail and how important perspectives from other cultures are to understand it. It was 100% worthwhile and has changed the way I view everything I studied before it and everything I will study now. Could not be more glad that I chose this program.

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.

Learned so much! I had a lot of fun with my friends exploring the city but truly what I learned and the way our classes and visits were set up were the best part of the trip.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Some of the most wonderful individuals I have ever met! Truly so supportive, smart, and overall amazing and inspiring women who fostered an amazing atmosphere and community

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Had fun exploring the different restaurants in the city but really missed more flavorful food and the diversity of cuisines that I am used to in the states.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Wish I could've met more locals but it was hard since we only took classes with other people in the program. Still all the friends I did make were amazing and one of my favorite parts of the experience.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

It can be a bit frustrating to go through the bureaucracy but pretty much any health concern was addressed and the program managers specifically were always so helpful.

* Safety:

Felt safe most of the time, obviously as a woman at night I would be extra attentive and in general I made sure to have a fanny pack or backpack rather than a purse that can be easily snatched. The orientation explains how to keep yourself and your things safe and as long as you follow their advice there is nothing to fear.

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)


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Excursions/Field work
  • Fun city
  • Internship experience
* What could be improved?
  • Better handle of disrespectful students
  • Some host parents were less than ideal
  • Felt very overwhelming near the end, as all the work piled up
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That you should really follow all the information and advice the directors give you because its there for a reason

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!