Excellent Adventures in Belize Past Review

By (Ithaca College) - abroad from 01/04/2012 to 01/20/2012 with

Ithaca College: Belize - Reefs, Ruins, and Rainforests, faculty-led tour

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Totally, I gained a new perspective of the world and the many factors that influence social and infrastructural improvements related to national development in the 21st century

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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • Local People
  • Variety
  • Adventure/New Experiences
* What could be improved?
  • Having an established repertoire
  • Alternate Choices for some activites
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not much