Though it is short, it was worth every minute, and Peso! Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., 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?
I feel more informed about the developing world and I have a greater understanding of what it is like to live in poverty

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Two papers before the trip and one when you return, not difficult if one puts in the effort

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Stayed in hotels and lived amongst Argentines and Brazilians visiting Buenos Aires

* Food:

Food is very good and cheap. I was able to drink tap water in Buenos Aires without getting sick

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Visited the Casa Rosada (Government Palace), Eva Peron's tomb in Recoleta Cemetery, San Telmo Market, Puerto Madero, the National Cathedral, Palermo neighborhood, New Years Eve amongst many international travelers in Buenos Aires, etc..

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Fairly safe city, like any other city there is the occasional petty theft, none if very little violence.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Food is relatively cheap due to the weak value of the Argentine Peso against the Dollar


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Length
  • People
  • Curriculum
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Students who are interested in Latin America and the Developing World should definitely consider this trip to Argentina