An incredible opportunity for heartbreak, healing, devastation, and hope. Past Review

By (Social Work, Millersville University of Pennsylvania) - abroad from 03/05/2016 to 03/14/2016 with

Sol Education Abroad - Custom Faculty-Led Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Increased cultural competence and compassion increased respect for local change efforts opportunity to practice Spanish MORE THAN 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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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


* 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)

N/A--as faculty, this doesn't apply to me, but I do think the trip was very affordable.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250.00 total, on art & souvenirs


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • tio antonio
  • corazon de contento
  • Janiva & Fiorella
* What could be improved?
  • perhaps fewer but more intensive & focused processing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Honestly, I felt well-prepared and open with the preparation I received.