I was very disheartened to read Becky Reeves’ experience while studying abroad. My student is also studying abroad in Argentina this semester and is taking 23 credits while there to ensure she can have enough credits transferred back to GW. Maybe they are attending different institutions, but I know my student has indeed experienced going to classes, been to the library, as well as sightseeing, fun expeditions and partying. Yes, you do gain an education out of the classroom while abroad, cultural immersion is key to a successful experience, but so are attending classes and reading to enhance knowledge.
Barbara London, parent