I love study abroad, great way to see the world Past Review

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University of Palermo: Buenos Aires - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I love study abroad, great way to see the world affordably and during a time when responsibilities aren't tying you down.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The university did not provide a lot of support to me since I was not going through an exchange program.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with an older Argentine lady in a house that I found on Craigslist. Very, very good experience. <br /><br />

* Food:

Fresh fruit and vegetable stands everywhere, very convenient markets every few blocks

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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? I had emergency appendix surgery while there; very affordable under student travelers' insurance, I was reimbursed fully; only ended up costing $2800 total (including surgery, hospital stay and meds).


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
Language acquisition improvement?

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

  • Apartment
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students


I am happy to share more about my experience with anyone interested in studying in Buenos Aires or the rest of Argentina; you can contact me at megan-hein@hotmail.com. Saludos!

meganh7925 February 22, 2010