Mexico, an immersive exposure to art and architecture January 11, 2020

By (Berea College) - abroad from 12/26/2019 to 01/06/2020 with

KIIS: Maya Mexico Winter

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the history of Mexico and how the ancient culture is integrated into modern society.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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

I enjoyed the exposure to art in a different culture, and the content my professor provided was relevant and helpful.

Finances

* 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? 60

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The artwork
  • The ancient sites
  • Travelling in small groups
* What could be improved?
  • Group Communication
  • Scheduling
  • Class Time
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That there would be little "class time" for my particular course during the trip, and much of my work would require personal research rather than group discussion.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.