High highs and low lows

Ratings
Overall
6
Academics: 2
Support: 7
Fun: 8
Housing: 10
Safety: 8
Review

Mente was is a program that I experienced as having high highs and low lows. From my 3 month stay in Argentina, I absolutely loved the housing. I was staying in the nicest part of the city on the top floor with two balconies and a full kitchen and a gas stove. The housing was absolutely perfect and I have no complaints on that front. Another thing I enjoyed was the support that the staff provided. They were friendly and helpful. However, the internship aspect of this program is SUSPECT. If you are trying to do anything medical STAY AWAY, this is not the program for you. I was told that I would be able to "shadow resident staff" and that I would "take part in direct interviews, educational and recovery counseling". Unfortunately, this was far from the truth. This seemed to be a commonality between many of the interns that I talked to, particularly in medical fields but also throughout other disciplines. I would recommend this program if you are looking to have a good time in Argentina with a menial day job to practice your Spanish. However, I could not honestly recommend this program if you are looking for a meaningful internship experience.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed
1986