Do as much as you can. Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., SUNY Purchase) - abroad from 06/04/2012 to 06/24/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Argentina

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
That being alone can be cool.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Host mother was not very accommodating/did not follow guidelines given.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had a 24 hour bug and just stayed home.

* Safety:

Travel in groups. Sometimes I was approached by suspicious people, or had to go a different way to avoid them. At times it was scary.

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Go to the ATM as few times as possible--taking out the maximum amount.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
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?
  • food
  • language
  • being alone
* What could be improved?
  • host family
  • being closer to classes
  • transportation being included for people who live far from the school
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring a scarf.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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.'