Argentina-the paris of south america Past Review

By (Spanish Language and Literature., Western Washington University) for

University of Belgrano: Buenos Aires - Latin American Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i had been abroad before so it wasnt that shocking to me. My spanish got a lot better and I learned new things about their custusm and politics.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Belgrano
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

not a lot of work each day but very challenging. I took 301-302 credits, but I had skipped 203, which had been my plan and I was looking forward to a challenging experience. Learning another language in another country gives a lot more motivation and challenge. exactly what I wanted.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I was in the intensive language component at the univeristy of belgrano. I was very pleased with my experience but I hear that the classes at the global campus were a joke.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

first I lived with a family. They were amazing, but the house was a little outside of the city which made transportation more difficult and I dont think I experienced city life the same there. However I was transfered to Eldita's residencia which had a host mom with 15 american students. It was a completely different experience, there I used no spanish but enjoyed the city life and it was much easier to make plans and be part of the group of study abraod students.

* Food:

the first family hated cooking and it was just alright, at elditas the food was amazing but argentine food is not my favorite

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

IGUAZU! and going out dancing with my argentine friends

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

i had a kidney infection and I had to go to the ER by myself, they were concerned but wanted me to figure it out myself.

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

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?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the excursions
* What could be improved?
  • ways to meet argentines
  • currcilum
  • staff
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? do it.