La vida cordobesa Past Review

By (Int'l Relations and Spanish, University of the Pacific) for

Spanish Studies Abroad: Córdoba - Semester, Year or Summer in Argentina

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES!

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.

Grades were in the form of numbers and the system was much more liberal with a heavy emphasis on the reading material

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very helpful and always available for questions and doubts. Loved my program and its people.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Close to everything

* Food:

Was able to eat all vegetarian meals

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Tucuman!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Lots of police on the streets at all times

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

Finances

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep track of your money if you need to budget.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Literatura (an advanced level class)
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

No one really spoke English. I learned the language by using it everyday with my host family, friends and classes.

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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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Everything
* What could be improved?
  • Make it a bit cheaper
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone who is open to new and fun experiences