Chile..GO! Past Review

By (Government, The University of Texas at Austin) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
With SIT, you learn a lot inside and outside of the class. All of the lessons are very interactive. For example, when learning about the economy we visited various mines, talked to miners, as well as high level mining engineers.

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

Small program, very involved staff, the staff were all extremely helpful and fun

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Everyone in the program was placed in very safe housing (all earthquake-proof), friendly families. Most of the host families live nearby and are friends.

* Food:

host family will provide all meals. also, given addition money from the program for snacks/transportation

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

AMAZING trips with the program.

* 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


* 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? I though that the secretary for the program was an unnecessary cost.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

host family, class, final research paper

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans