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By (Davidson College) - abroad from 08/28/2017 to 12/12/2017 with

SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got to meet people, organization representatives, and government officials who were truly boots on the ground fighting for social justice, organizing for economic inclusion and development, and trying to make the world a better place. That was invaluable.

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.

Classes are very easy but still engaging!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very attentive and caring

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It's hard to meet people your age unless you really go out of your way to break the social circle of US students in your program

* 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)

The program gives you a food allowance that I hadn't expected – definitely affordable!


* 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 US students socialized mostly in English out of comfort

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? 260
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Talk to your host family all the time!

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?
  • The relatively cheap budgeting
  • The food!
  • The travelling
* What could be improved?
  • Socializing with local people
  • Helping students get involved with organizations / clubs / groups outside the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Your Spanish *will* get drastically better if you have a good attitude. Don't let that stop you from going to this program.

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!