What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes, i had an amazing time and learned alot about myself and my ability to adapt to challenging environments. I improved my spanish, made amazing friends who I continue to keep in touch with, and gained a different perspective on how the US is viewed in latin america.
If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here:
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program?
1 month - 6 months
Review Your Program
* Overall educational experience
Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.
classes were very interesting, particularly the one on indigenous rights
* Host Country Program Administration
On-site administration of your program
the program was very well organized, great experience
How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?
housing was perfect
everythign was fine
* Social & Cultural Integration:
How integrated did you feel with the local culture?
* Health Care:
How well were health issues addressed during the program?
If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program?
* 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?
travelling is more expensive than anticipated, also be aware of costs for taxis and stuff
* Did your program have a foreign language component?
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program?
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure?
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?
Language acquisition improvement?
practiced with friends and host family, would be better if there was only one english speaking student per host family
Other Program Information
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A Look Back
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program?
I would say to bond with the host family, meet as many local students as possible. The type of student who would benefit most is one who is looking to step out of their comfort zone and immerse themselves in something completely different. The courses definitely suit the government/latin american studies/hispanic studies type majors