Mexico Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

Find your dream Study Abroad Program in Mexico at Abroad101 and this directory of Study Abroad Programs, Rankings and Reviews.  Future students are drawn to Abroad101 for the reviews from returning students.  Using the popular 1-5 star scale, indi... read more

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I learned to relax and to take breaks every now and then. - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
I learned how to fluently communicate in the language, Spanish. I learned about the customs and traditions in modern day Mexico and in the past. I learned about indigenous cultures in Oaxaca and their celebrations. I learned how to play cumbia on the ukulele. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
I believe this is exactly where I was meant to be. I gained the language skills I was looking for, learned a lot about myself, and am ending this program feeling confident not only in Spanish but in my personal life. Traveling abroad is always a good idea, and combining it with my education was a wonderful experience I wouldn't ... - University of Louisville View Entire Review
My Spanish definitely improved in the three short weeks I lived in Oaxaca. I learned about the history (ancient and modern) of Mexico, as well as got real life opportunities to practice my speaking skills. - University of Maryland - Baltimore County / UMBC View Entire Review
I always try to think of what I can bring to an occasion or to another country. I would suggest focusing on a nice personal gift for your host family, and something personal that you can share with your teacher or the school. I have thought about it everyday since I have been back. Being back, I am grateful, and I have been pr... - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
I gain a lot of new friends, cultural experience, improvement on my Spanish, and also a lot of love to Oaxaca. Yes, it was worthwhile! - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and different cultures. I think I have become a much more openminded person. I was definitely worth it. - Xavier University View Entire Review
I learned spanish, a few customs and that friendship comes in a variety of people and places - University of Houston View Entire Review
Past Review It Was Amazing!
SOL guide you through every step of learning the language, make you feel home, show so much care to the point you feel comfortable just be ready with some sun scream>LOL - Jefferson Community and Technical College View Entire Review
I learned (again) that people are basically the same. The most important aspects of human life- family and friends- is basically the same. This was not my first time abroad. When I came to Oaxaca, I felt like I really melded with my family and the kids. The kids fought and played rough (like any other 3 and 5 year old). The pare... - University of Houston View Entire Review
Past Review Qué Padre!
I learned that it's okay to take my time, and not rush myself. I'm slow anyway, but to not let other people hurry me. I improved my spanish, and I improved my listening skills. - University of North Texas View Entire Review
What I gained, besides near fluency in Spanish, was confidence and determination. This program was definitely worth while! - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Mexico
I gained a lot of self confidence, people skills/interactions, and a new appreciation for different cultures. It was one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done. - West Texas A&M University View Entire Review
I learned a little bit of everything. Language. Culture. What I can do to better my own life. And much more. This experience was intense, but fun, insightful, amazing, and unbelievable. Words really can't describe how much I learned, but it definitely changed many of my previous attitudes towards life. - Benedictine University View Entire Review
Language and cultural understanding. - Quest University Canada / Outbound View Entire Review
Past Review Oaxaca Is Cool.
I feel like the Oaxacan culture made me more patient as a person. The way of life there is much slower compared to Texas. People aren't I met people very different from myself and got to understand some of the challenges they face every day. - University of Houston View Entire Review
Oaxaca is unlike any other place I have ever visited and it changed the way that I look at my own life in the United States. Mexico is the perfect place to learn Spanish and Oaxaca offers many opportunities to learn in-depth about social and political issues. I could not recommend this program more. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I learned a lot of Spanish, and I also became more confident with my ability to have a conversation with someone who only speaks Spanish. It was definitely worthwhile. View Entire Review
Teacher Strikes - Western Michigan University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
It was an amazing program that really wants its participants to gain more than just a language skill set. I really appreciated the fact that they want us to immerse ourselves in the culture. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Past Review Blossoming
I gained a different perspective of people in general. I realized my own judgments or assumptions I had before coming to Mexico. I gained more of an awareness of that fact that people are not SO different from one country to another. Everyone is climbing on that same ladder regardless of race, gender, or culture. - Northwestern Oklahoma State University View Entire Review
I learned so much from my experience abroad. Not only did I improve my Spanish skills, but I gained unforgettable memories. Each excursion from Monte Alban to Hierve El Agua to Mazunte were all indescribably amazing. - University of Houston View Entire Review
it was totally worthwhile. I gained a different perspective on life and a little bit of spanish - GAP Year Students View Entire Review
I learned so much about the rich culture and history of Mexico. I gained a whole new perspective on life itself just by being a part of this program. - McDaniel College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Mexico
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned that I'm braver than I realized--that I'm able to push myself completely out of my comfort zone. I gained many things, including (but not limited to) language skills, deep friendships and a fuller understanding of Mexican culture and art. - Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU View Entire Review

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Find your dream Study Abroad Program in Mexico at Abroad101 and this directory of Study Abroad Programs, Rankings and Reviews.  

Future students are drawn to Abroad101 for the reviews from returning students.  Using the popular 1-5 star scale, individual reviews provide a total rating, which are then averaged and displayed in directories.  Individual review details give ratings on all aspects of the program: academics, housing, food, program administration and the environment, plus student support before and after the experience abroad.  This insight can be reassuring to students and help them not only pick a program, but feel comfortable in their choices.  For parents, the reviews provide a level of comfort about the provider, the destination and study abroad in general.

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