Unforgettable Past Review

By (Central State University) - abroad from 12/09/2017 to 12/21/2017 with

CSU: Guyana Faculty-led Study Abroad Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned first hand of how we as Americans are so fortunate. It humbled me in many ways.

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.

The overall educational experience was great and one that I will never forget

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The first room we had moved into wasn’t that great and up to par but once we expressed our concerns we were promptly moved to better rooms

* Food:

The food was okay , the only issue was that we were repeatedly eating the same food/dish which was chicken curry. I wish we could have been exposed to more options.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Sometimes we felt apart and there were times when we weren’t. It was all a learning experiencing.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

On a trip to one of the villages the nurses at the local clinical spoke to us about the healthcare system within the country and how the Citizens went about healthcare and it’s accessibility. There wasn’t any necessary vaccines that we needed to get before arriving.

* Safety:

The safety was pretty good but that’s only because we were told to stay in groups and we also always had a Guyana local with us. We never made ourselves prone to getting pick pocketed or anything worse . My advice is to always listen to the director of the trip and do just as my group did. In Guyana they can tell a local from a tourist , never put yourself in a position to get harmed. Don’t be scared either because there is nothing to worry about , just be aware.

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

Guyana has a special place in my heart and I will always love to revisit and experience more .


* 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? I spent about $200 which wasn’t bad
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No I don’t.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Weather
* What could be improved?
  • Food options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing at all

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'