One Hell of a Winter Break in Buenos Aires Past Review

By (Geography and Cartography., SUNY - College at Geneseo) for

SUNY Geneseo: Buenos Aires - Environmental Conflicts and Initiatives

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES. Having entered the program with zero knowledge of Latin America, I now feel as though I have sufficiently experienced the culture

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.

Manageable workload, fair grading, great instructors/tour guides

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

instructors had great knowledge about the host country, good program size

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

good neighborhood, though somewhat difficult to find your way around, cabs always available, no need to buy anything except food

* Food:

get empanadas at La Americana, try the provoleta somewhere

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

basketball game, group dinner

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

definitely need to be aware of your surroundings, not dangerous if you're smart about things

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? very easy to spend little money if you want, but if you want to experience different things definitely need to bring at least $250 USD
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? take advantage of the breakfast buffet


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • very interesting field trips (water treatment plant, nuclear research facility)
  • working with the NGO
  • plenty of free time to explore
* What could be improved?
  • nothing, pretty content
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take advantage of any unique opportunity you get, nap in your free time if you get home early from a field trip (nights go late there), make sure to meet people