Push your Boundaries! Past Review

By (Western Kentucky University) - abroad from 01/07/2018 to 01/28/2018 with

Linguistic Horizons: Intern in the Sacred Valley, Peru

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gathered life-long experiences that I would not achieve elsewhere. I was pushed to go far beyond my comfort zone, which paved the way for a fantastic journey. I personally got to know the local population, while trying new foods and exploring areas off the beaten path. Furthermore, I also learned quite a bit on subjects unrelated to my internship which will be helpful in my journey ahead. The program and experience was indeed a trip of a lifetime, and it will forever change me as a person.

Review Photos

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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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very comfortable living arrangments!

* Food:

Food was well prepared, very healthy!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The majority of the internship was getting to know the local culture firsthand

* 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

There were so many options through the program I learned about while on the journey that interested me greatly.


* 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)

Majority of the finances are covered in the program fee, including breakfast and lunch during the week.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Less than $30


* 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

Though language was not my focus while there, it was still encouraged to use the language for the duration of the trip.

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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Beginner level Spanish
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? Take a few immersion courses prior to the trip.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • Leaving my comfort zone
  • Immersed in local culture
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing at all!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to pack better!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.