Amazing! Past Review

By (St. George’s University) - abroad from 10/02/2017 to 12/23/2017 with

Sea Education Association: Caribbean Reef Expedition

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained cherished experiences and friendships. Also, I honed research skills and expanded my knowledge of coral reefs and marine policy.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

Students are housed on the quaint SEA Semester campus. Your housemates are your classmates and this, I believed, helped to foster good relations among students.

* 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:

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

This program was most relevant to me.


* 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)

Food, housing, and transportation in Woods Hole was provided for in the fees. I thought the arrangement with a local grocery store; each house was given a gift card weekly, worked well, and bikes are provided for travel within the area.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? In Woods Hole = $5.00 On ship: It depended on how much you spent at port stops buying meals if you desired, (all meals were provided for), and souvenirs.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep some emergency money, especially in the currency of the places you are visiting.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The ship experience
* What could be improved?
  • NA
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had prepared myself for the weather. Fall in Woods Hole was colder than I anticipated.

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!