Costa Rica is amazing Past Review

By (history, Whittier College) for

ISA Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, it was worth it/

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.

The course was great, though I do feel like my grade was lower than it should have been.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were great!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The people I stayed with were wonderful.

* Food:

The food was amazing!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Loved everything

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I did need vaccines for this program

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?

Classroom and host family. Most people spoke English, unfortunately.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • The grades