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Clases fáciles y gente genial
I had a great time studying abroad with Road2Argentina. The classes were honestly a little too easy for me, but I did learn things and I was truly challenged at times, like when I had to write a 12-page paper in Spanish about Latin American political though. I made some amazing friendships, though mostly with other English speakers who were in also with R2A. I loved the option of the shared apartment, which gave me a lot of freedom and felt like I was truly on my own, but the roommate I was placed with wasn't the most open person and almost never spoke to me in Spanish, which was unfortunate...however, I heard much better things about other people's roommates through the shared apartment option. All in all, it was a very good time, and I'm incredibly glad and thankful that I did it.
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University Semester in Buenos Aires - Road2Argentina Great Staff, Classes, Activities
Reviewed by Austin on .
I took Spanish classes through Road2Argentina in exchange for volunteering a few hours a week in the office. I met and worked with all of the staff and learned Spanish from several of the profesoras here. I also participated in activities offered for the students.
From behind the scenes I got to see a lot of the work that goes into running a study abroad program. The staff at Road2Argentina are fun people, and they put a lot of care and attention into arranging the right housing for students and running activities (I worked with each of the coordinators who were responsible for these areas).
One piece of advice I would offer: if you are looking for language immersion, choose the home-stay housing option. The Road House (student residence) has a critical mass of English speakers, and while very fun, will not improve your Spanish much.
University Semester in Buenos Aires - Road2Argentina You will regret going with Road2Argentina!
Reviewed by Anonymous on .
Choosing this program to study abroad with will be a grave mistake: I guarantee it. The advertising on the website is completely misleading. Nearly everyone I studied abroad with on this program agreed with me (we were in the process of signing a group petition to get our money back). Here are my frustrations: The group activities are laughable. They find the cheapest activities to do in Buenos Aires (i.e. $5 tango classes or $.25 subway ride to the San Telmo Market) and take you on them once a month as part of your package. You are not getting your money's worth in this aspect. You might as well sign up for the University directly and ask them to find you a homestay (which you can do at Univ. de Belgrano). The living situations aren't accommodating for a good time. Home stays are great, since you get to meet the local family, but it is tough to arrive there alone not knowing anybody. Keep in mind that many of the families sponsoring a homestay are not doing it because they are excited about hosting someone from another country. They are usually doing it because they have an extra room in their home that they could rent out for profit. Thus, the program has to make an effort to really involve you and introduce you to people, something which they do not do well, since everyone is arriving to the program at different times to do different things (getting a TEFL Certification, doing a medical internship, etc.). They do not bring the abroad participants together often enough. If you decide to live in the RoadHouse, you will have a much better time meeting people, but the rules on living there are incredibly restrictive. For example, you cannot have guests passed a very early hour (even to just hang out and watch a movie), a rule that served to very easily ruin a lot of nights very quickly. The house is also very dirty and overcrowded (the latter of which I admit can be part of the fun). The other option is to just get an apartment, which would mean you are throwing your money away going through this program. Just to give you an idea, I studied abroad again in another country for a semester and had an absolutely amazing experience with my other program, so I am not inherently against studying abroad or traveling. Buenos Aires is an amazing city and I loved my time spent there; I am just very against this specific program and wish I had gone with a better/more established one like CEA or ISA. The staff at Road2Argentina is helpful, but they do not go out of their way to make sure you are happy (and that is a very big understatement). They sell themselves as different from other programs because they are "based in Argentina and are a local program," but for all intents and purposes, this is irrelevant. All other programs (CEA, ISA) have Argentinians who work for their organization, so you will get the same level of local guidance but without the lack of professionalism conveyed here when compared to other international programs.
University Semester in Buenos Aires - Road2Argentina Roll Tide in BsAs
Reviewed by Tyler C. on .
Road was there for me when I need them during my 5 months as an international student at Universidad de Belgrano. The program is geared to more independent students. I still keep in touch with my host mom!