Ecuador! - BCA Quito - University of San Francisco de Quito Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Trinity University) for

Ecuador Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The university itself cannot compare to Trinity in terms of the way classes are taught and what you as a student are expected to do, but the BCA program was fantastic. We had a very informative director who could answer any and all of your questions (or tell you where to find the answers) about Ecuador, the people, the culture, how to get around, etc. The program also took us on several small trips around the country as well as the Galapagos islands and the Amazon, so in that respect, it was very educational and I found this alone to be very rewarding.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

All of our 20 days in total (I think) worth of travelling with the program were absolutely fantastic.

* 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? 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Imported goods like clothes and electronics are expensive.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students