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Academic Studies Abroad Reviews
Submitted by cmac - University of Delaware | November 30, 2017
It's hard to condense a 4 month program into a single, concise review, but I'll do my best. Overall, I am happy with my experience in the program. The Universidad de Belgrano is a good school. It has some bureaucratic issues (like every university), but if you seek help, everything gets worked out. I really enjoyed the classes and I feel like I learned a lot. Most of the professors are great! I couldn't have been happier with my living situation! My host family was the best match for me possible. We had a lot similar interests and they made me feel so comfortable. It really helped me feel at home in Buenos Aires. My host mom was a great cook. I looked forward to dinner every night, and I loved having so many pets! The location was also great. It was just close enough to the university for a nice walk everyday. It was also in a nice little commercial area and very close to bus stops and the Subte station was only a few blocks away. The cultural immersion in this program wasn't great. Many of us referred to it as "immersion light" because the program mostly kept us within our group and the classes were only with other international students. It wasn't until we arrived at the UB for orientation that we were told we could take classes with locals, but at that point, it was too late because those classes end later and many people had already made plans for the end of the semester. It wasn't until almost the end of the semester that we were offered Mate Club meetings; despite being told before we left that it would be included. Better late than never, I guess. However, the interactions I had through going out with my host family and going out independently, were great. Argentines are some of the nicest people I've met. They're usually very welcoming and want you to enjoy their country. Gaby was a good program director. She was very nice and helpful if someone needed her. Although, I didn't like that our trip to Iguazu was replaced and Uruguay was not on the itinerary. We were told when signing up for the program, but when we received the final itinerary shortly before leaving for Argentina, neither of those things were there. While I did enjoy the trip to Mendoza, I was still a little disappointed. I always felt safe in Buenos Aires. Aside from watching for pick pockets, it is a safe city. The health insurance thing was a little confusing, but I think that was a matter of the University of Delaware changing the health insurance that ASA typically provides. However, this was never an issue for me because I never got sick enough to need medical attention.
Best semester ever!
Submitted by Bri - Western Governor's University | July 11, 2017
I had an AMAZING experience abroad with ASA. From the beginning, they helped me feel prepared for my travels and I loved the personalized touch of being in a smaller group and really getting to know the ASA team. I would 100% recommend ASA to anyone wanting to study abroad!
Program: Study in London with ASA!
Loved the small campus
Submitted by mlamia - University of New Hampshire | July 05, 2017
Loved the small campus, all the classes were less than 5 minutes away. Close to the city to be able to walk but far enough where it is not too loud. The site director gave us great pubs to visit, and gave us information regarding the city, what to do, and what not to do.
Program: Study Abroad in Dublin with ASA
Submitted by elise - University of South Carolina | June 24, 2017
The program and program director were both great. I had an amazing experience with the home stay and my roommate was a perfect fit. I really liked how out ASA group was so small in comparison to other programs.
Program: Study in Barcelona with ASA
Buenos Aires study abroad 2017
Submitted by C.McC18 - University of New Hampshire | June 23, 2017
Buenos Aires is an incredible place to study as a student from the US. First of all, as US citizens, we study about and travel to Europe so often that the cultural and language differences don't create as much of a challenge as they do in South America. Going to South America is an adventure given it's history, languages, and current affairs. Most of the time in Buenos Aires I didn't feel like I was in South America- more like Spain or Italy. However, I highly recommend to travel to places outside of the city where you can really see the other, and often hidden side of Argentina. ASA is an amazing program that provided us with many more excursions and help in general than other programs. Gaby, the program director is an amazing person who was incredibly helpful and just fun to be around. Honestly I learned so much about myself, Latin America, and Argentina as a whole that I would never take a second back from my experience even though not every experience was a great one.