Tico Time Past Review

By (Spanish Ed 7-12, College of Saint Rose) for

College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS): San Jose - Universidad Veritas

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes it was I learned a lot about myself and the language.

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.

I enjoyed it

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My excectations were met

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food was amazing but I did get tired of the gallo pinto

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Soccer game..la liga contra saprisa

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

it was safe at the beginning but towards the end it got a little dangerous

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the language program !
* What could be improved?
  • have the international students be less segregated with the natives who attend the school