unBELIZEable! Past Review

By (Elementary Education, Marymount University) for

Marymount University: Gales Point - Marine and Tropical Biology

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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

The program was amazing, I definitely recommend it. The only weakness was that we couldn't control the weather, but we were lucky most of the time.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The lady that ran the hotel was originally from America but had lived in Belize for the past 20 years or so.

* Food:

The most amazing 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:

There was a rather large bug problem and most of us were eaten alive. There is not much to be done about that though.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The program is incredible. I have never had more adventure! Words of wisdom - Bring a couple extra pairs of hiking socks, and some long pants to layer. Layers are key to keep the bugs off.