This is an experience I will never forget and will continue to learn from. Past Review

By (Elementary Education, Stephen F. Austin State University) for

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Traveling - Student Teachers in Costa Rica

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Everything I learned in Costa Rica will be help me in a classroom.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Dr. Neill Armstrong was the professor for this class. He knows more than enough information to teach this class, even in a different country. He works well with his students and really loves what he does!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

All my expectations were met and more!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Costa Rica's food was fabulous. Dr. Armstrong knew the best and cheapest places to eat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Hot Springs Hot tub, Zip Lining, Hiking through Costa Rica. It was all great!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

We were prepared to travel to a different country. When there was something we needed and didn't have it Dr. Armstrong would have it or know where to get it quickly.

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 would bring cash for the first part of the trip. However I would make them smaller bills.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The professor
  • The experience
* What could be improved?
  • Help with managing money