A fantastic, educational experience! July 30, 2019

By (University of Wyoming) - abroad from 06/01/2019 to 06/22/2019 with

Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I improved my Spanish skills and became more confident in navigating life in a foreign country. I also was allowed to opportunity to make strong connections with people from across the U.S. and from around Costa Rica through my class and host family.

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

Sol Education helped create an experience in which I could learn Spanish skills and then immediately apply these skills to everyday life in Costa Rica and with my host family.

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)

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? Intermediate
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
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?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Host family
  • Class
  • Weekend excursions
* What could be improved?
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that it was such a great experience and that I had signed up for a longer program!