One of the most amazing experiences I will ever have! June 11, 2019

By (Missouri State University) - abroad from 05/25/2019 to 06/08/2019 with

Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Mexico at University of Oaxaca

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot of life experiences about how we are spoiled and should be more grateful for the things we have. Like a/c for example.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

Our host mom was the best. She made sure we had everything we needed and more.

* 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:

Oaxaca was very safe. I think a lot of people try to scare you about going to another country. Do not let them, this was an amazing experience and I did not feel unsafe one time.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I would do this program again. I think the place and culture was amazing. I enjoyed the little bit of interaction we had with students.

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-$100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Nope

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? A

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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  • Local Students
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?
  • Children
  • Food
  • Host Family
* What could be improved?
  • Better selection of faculty member.
  • Details of trips.
  • Where money is going.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Where exactly my money was spent and a detailed list of activities.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.