Past Review

By (Criminal Justice and Corrections., New Mexico State University) for

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI): Monteverde - CPI Language Center

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained alot of knowledge. I understood cultures are extremely different. Just because people speak the same language little things make a huge difference.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: CPI Heredia, Monteverde
The term and year this program took place: Summer 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I was there two weeks and really started to understand alot more spanish. I could get across what was happening and started to respond in correct usage of spanish.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My first family was the best.

* Food:

Get ready for rice and beans and a ton of fruit.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? when you get there take money out of the bank in case you need it.


Language acquisition improvement?

I can understand what is being said and can somewhat communicate.

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? DO IT!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Spanish 212

Course Department: SPAN 212
Instructor: Alverez
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: He was a great teacher. Very paitent and caring. He would make sure you understood everything before you went on. He was considerate and wanted you to learn as much as he wanted to learn your culture.
Credit Transfer Issues: They give you a letter when you leave that you take home to your university study abroad program.