Great Program Past Review

By (Kansas State University) - abroad from 07/31/2017 to 08/05/2017 with

Linguistic Horizons: Intern in the Sacred Valley, Peru

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Knowledge about other regions of the world and how they live. Very fulfilling

Review Photos

Linguistic Horizons: Intern in the Sacred Valley, Peru Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Cultural, life changing, an overall amazing experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Supportive, guiding

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Clean, safe, delicious breakfast

* Food:

great food, knowledgeable regarding what is safe

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Local coordinator lives with you.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Health care is easily accessible.

* Safety:

Never felt unsafe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Nicole Berry does an amazing job with Linguistics Horizons


* 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)

I spent less than $600/5 weeks

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent less than $600/5 weeks
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Things are very cheap in Urubamba


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Encouragement early on, but by the end of the program Spanish was rarely spoken

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish 4
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Don't be afraid to make mistakes.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Hiking
  • Food
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Spanish intigration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You have to throw away toilet paper in a trash bin next to the toilet in Peru.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
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.