Best Adventure Ever Past Review

By (Latin American Studies, Hamline University) for

ISEP Exchange: Colonia Condesa - Exchange Program at Universidad La Salle

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a ton of Spanish and fell in love with an awesome boy, so yeah.

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.

My workload was particularly easy because I ended up taking classes that weren't in other people's major tracks. So it was actually perfect because I never felt too bogged down to enjoy the culture and my time in Mexico. I never had any tests, I barely had any reading, but they did really push critical and analytic skills. My classes were all SUPER interesting and I am very pleased with my educational experience abroad.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The Crossing Borders class feels a lot like handholding, and its not really applicable because I listened to like 15 presentation on England that was meant to prepare me for Mexico. It didn't. I understand the theory of this type of class, but we've done the most independent thing in our lives, so maybe a 3 hour orientation would be more useful for students preparing to go abroad.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I love my family dearly, they are like my own parents and sisters now.

* Food:

Super awesome all the time.

* 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


* 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
Language acquisition improvement?

No one ever spoke English, I took a class with a bunch of foreigners so we all had to speak Spanish to understand eachother.

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

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do everything that people ask you to do, it's going to be awesome. Go to ITESO- it's a hippy school with AWESOME students.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Conocimiento y Cultura

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Comments: This class was fascinating and it challenged me the most while I was studying. My professor was brilliant.
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