AMAzing place but it was not the program aspects that made it that way. Past Review

By (Elem. Ed., University of Wisconsin - Whitewater) for

Ecuador Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I would like to teach abroad.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Great professor.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Cuenca was an amazing city. Would have liked to go to the jungle.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

as a guest

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Better social experience when we went off on our own and through a travel agency than with the outings planned by our program.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

very safe. never felt unsafe

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

  • Hostel
  • Hotel
  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Great coordinators.
* What could be improved?
  • Cost. I paid way too much to live with a host family. Due to my schedule, I barely ate there.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You have to do it! It will change your views of life.