CUSCO- Ciudad de la Discoteqa Past Review

By (Africana and Latino Studies, SUNY - College at Geneseo) for

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol: Cusco - Academia Latinoamericana Center

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Makes me wanna wanna revisit LAtin America over and over and over

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload was not too much at all, teachers were great, the administration was a pain.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

only problem was that my host family lied to me about hot water... when i arrived they informed me they didnt have hot water from the shower but after i left a girl told me she figured out which lever to pull to get the hot water... very uncool.

* Food:

uncooked chicken sometimes... good places to eat; Sueno Azul, Chi Cha, Los Toldos

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

programs trips are far over-priced do not use them much less expensive doing them by yourself or outside companies... trips are a serious rip off... but salsa classes and bar classes were fun

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

knew some people who were pick-pocketed but it all comes down to how intelligent you are with your

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

spoke spanish with my host family all the time, and teachers and students spoke english because of all the different levels of ability.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? go if you wanna learn and have a good time and experience an indredible history