perspective changing experience. Past Review

By (Millersville University of Pennsylvania) - abroad from 03/11/2017 to 03/19/2017 with

International Service Learning (ISL): Traveling - Service Programs in Mexico

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that this world share similarities and differences in many ways. it definitely worth doing study 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.

* 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

yes, I will definitely go back to Mexico. It was a great experience and we went to a lot of places that changes perspectives as well.


* 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? less than $25
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just wait until the end of your trip for shopping, even if you see something beautiful.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • getting out of my comfort zone to meet new people and culture
  • every day was a new learning experiences.
  • It was combination of having fun and educational.
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? No white shoes a lot of dust, and very comfortable shoes are important since they are a lot walking. also, having more things for the donation for the schools we visited.