A challenging and growthful experience! December 20, 2021

By (University of Vermont) - abroad from 09/23/2021 to 12/16/2021 with

Round River Conservation Studies - Belize Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
We learned how to take data in the field, organize, analyze and present it.

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I had never been fed so well in my entire life.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

You have the opportunity to get to know many of the rangers that work for Ya'axche.

* 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

I'm not sure what the other programs are like, but I certainly enjoyed this one.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • 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?
  • The People - both Belizean and american students and
  • Instructors are brilliant and kind
  • Belize is beautiful
* What could be improved?
  • More time in the field
  • More computers that students can use.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Things get moldy very quickly so bring silica gel packets to keep moisture out. Especially for your electronics.

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.