Casa de Millsaps Bravo February 26, 2019

By (Millsaps College) - abroad from 12/27/2018 to 01/11/2019 with

Millsaps College: Fall 2015 Semester in Yucatán

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I can go anywhere and survive with very minimal items.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was awesome, good balance between research, book knowledge, and interesting field trips

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was very satisfied.

* Food:

The food was great but wish you knew more about it.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt integrated but at the same time tensions were high just because of the country I was from but if I spent money, it eased the tension.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

It was accessible and the hospital and walmart were easy access.

* Safety:

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

I would because those are once in a lifetime experience.

Finances

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? a little less than $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? buy food for the house and cook

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Casa de Millsaps
  • Field Trips
  • Class Sessions
* What could be improved?
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wished I had taken a Spanish course because I would have love to hear and understand what was going on around me in large crowds

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!