Life changing experience! January 26, 2019

By (School of Holistic School) - abroad from 12/29/2018 to 01/12/2019 with

Linguistic Horizons: Nutrition & Natural Medicine in Peru

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Working in the oncology field, I am planning to practice and integrate the nutrition part, as well as the detox and fermentation techniques learned in the program.

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.

I cannot say enough good about the educational experience in the Sacred Valley, Peru. From the AMAZING people I met while learning Detox and Nutrition, to the life changing experiences of every workshop we attended such as: the Andean plant based Medicine Clinic, plant identification hike at Chicon, cooking with superfoods, and the aromatherapy workshop at Inkalys' distillery located in Arin. I'm eternally grateful to Linguistic Horizons for all the information I received while attending this winter program in Peru.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Ms. Nicole Berry and Ms. Erika Quintana are SUPERB! They made sure we were at HOME, planning and coordinating excursions, meals, workshops, great job ladies ~ I could not have asked for better hostess in Peru.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The living arrangements were perfect, beautiful rooms, bright and sunny. The breakfast offered was delicious - the Peruvian coffee was my favorite! We were able to do laundry on site for a small additional fee. Our housing was within walking distance of great restaurants and big local market.

* Food:

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Nicole and Erika made sure we ate at the best local restaurants in town.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Our program provided us with health insurance, this service was provided by an international travel aboard insurance company.

* Safety:

Safety was an important topic for Linguistic Horizon and was addressed at pre-departure and at the orientation meeting in Peru. Urubamba was a safe city, there were no safety related incidents during the duration of the program.

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

Absolutely, there is more to learn regarding Nutrition and Holistic medicine in Peru.


* 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)

5=very easily/minimal cost.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $100.00 a week.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • All other students, the camaraderie.
  • Nutrition, Superfood workshops.
  • Free time to explore and visit around
* What could be improved?
  • A+ nothing to improve, all is great.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That in two weeks I was going to meet amazing people and that I could have stayed longer with new friends. ;)

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.