its chile, dont forget to pack a sweater Past Review

By (International and Intercultural Communication., Ithaca College) for

SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

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.

I really enjoyed the structure of the program. the lack of actual homework gave us time to get to know our host families and the beautiful city of Valparaiso. In class work was activity and excursion based so we rarely felt trapped or bored.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

local teachers and advisers and flexible structure and criteria when it came to selecting an ISP topic

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

18th of semptember

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

it was safe if you were smart about it

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? travel prices within the country


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 200
Language acquisition improvement?

Try and speak in spanish at all times, even with your study abroad classmates who can speak english

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • everything
* What could be improved?
  • more time