Ecuador: An Experience of a Lifetime!!! Past Review

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KIIS: Ecuador - Experience Ecuador, Summer Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience opened my eyes to a different culture and part of the world. It was definitely worthwhile!

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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 workload wasn't too overwhelming. We went on a lot of excursions in place of class time which was awesome!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program director was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the country. The size of the group was perfect. It was an absolute amazing experience that I highly recommend.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

They were very accommodating to the vegetarians in our group. The food was pretty good for the most part but I got very tired of was served with SO many meals )at least in the rainforest and villages in the mountainous region).

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I absolutely loved our time in Puerto Lopez and the scheduled events like whale watching, snorkeling and hiking on an island.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safe most of the time but sometimes it would get a little sketchy walking the streets at night.

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?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Traveling and being able to see different parts of Ecuador.
* What could be improved?
  • Require more Spanish speaking from those who want to improve their language skills.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Ecuador is such a beautiful country!!! I highly recommend going here! especially if you are one who loves being outdoors!