I would go again but would like more access to the local town. March 12, 2018

By (Governors State University) - abroad from 01/04/2018 to 01/10/2018 with

GSU Public Health Brigade to Nicaragua

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the culture and their values. The people from Nicaragua are very resourceful and so humble.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* 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?

* 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

It was satisfying helping build latrines that are necessary in the communities.


* 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? 100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • People
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • have bilingual staff
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that we were not able to explore the town we stayed in.