Learning made fun! August 19, 2018

By (University of Kentucky) - abroad from 08/04/2018 to 08/18/2018 with

Sol Education Abroad - Custom Faculty-Led Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worth while! I learned so much about the country, people, language, and even myself!

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

Directors always kept you in the know about what was going on and made sure you were comfortable and prepared at all times.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My host family was so welcoming and kind.

* Food:

I am a vegetarian and the program was so accommodating!

* 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

SOL is a great program! They plan everything for you, but also give you some free time to do as you please. They keep you well informed the entire trip and the directors are always there to help.

Finances

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Intermediate Spanish 1
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* 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?
  • Classes
  • Excursions
  • Host family
* What could be improved?
  • Cultural activities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Keep and open mind, and be prepared to learn a lot!