Past Review

By (Economics., Trinity University) for

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol: Cusco - Academia Latinoamericana Center

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Totally worth while. The only reason I didn't give it a five was because I didn't travel enough inside the country.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were great.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with a family with two sons. The home I stayed in was very nice. <br /><br /> It was a long walk to class and the center of town, but by bus it was only about 10 minutes.

* Food:

Good food, but it got old after a while.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

IT was a great time.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I didn't have any health issues, but I know the school was on top of issue involving health.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Depended on if I bought gifts for friends and family. Just living was pretty cheap. I could easily live on between 30 and fifty bucks a week travel no included.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget money for travel and gifts. Things are cheap so you will want to buy a lot, but if you bugdet your money for gifts it will help.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

It was a spanish language school and I lived with a host family.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do it. It was great.