Best Life Experience Ever Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/29/2019 to 11/14/2019 with

Universidad Católica del Uruguay: Montevideo - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
That life should not be so fast paced

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.

It was not as rigorous as Middlebury.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were great

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had a few issues, nothing severe. The director helped me out a lot.

* Food:

The food was good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very well integrated

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

i felt safe at all times

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

The people who I met there made it worthwhile!


* 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)

Montevideo is an expensive city

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $25
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? When eating out, try ordering food for as a group


* 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


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 300
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Language tables, texting in the language

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

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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  • 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?
  • people
  • environment
  • culture
* What could be improved?
  • housing
  • n/a
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? n/a

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Sociology
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: none
Credit Transfer Issues: