Opening my mind in Petersfield Jamaica Past Review

By (Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University) for

Amizade: Jamaica

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES! I hope to study abroad at least one more time to expand my cultural knowledge even more before graduate school.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The system Amizade provided was amazing!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I had an easy time adapting to the lifestyle in Jamaica in only a week, I wish I would have had longer to perform duties however.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I eat a bland diet regularly, the food was nice but a little to spicy for my palate

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Every aspect of the Jamaican culture was interesting

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt at home and safe as if I was in my own hometown.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The Site Director
* What could be improved?
  • Itinerary