A Cross-Cultural Learning Experience You Won't Regret! Past Review

By (MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES., Stephen F. Austin State University) - abroad from 08/06/2012 to 08/19/2012 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to keep an open mind. I was able to take back what I learned from Costa Rica and use it in my classroom from day one. My principal told me it's like I have been in a classroom more than just a semester teaching and I told her Costa Rica made me more confident.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Food
  • Community/People
  • Zip-Lining
* What could be improved?
  • Meal Times
  • Meetings beforehand (TImes were hard for me)
  • Class not being so late at night
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known there was a lot of pre-work for SFA study abroad. (Not through Dr. A.) There was so much that I honestly may have second guessed my decision on coming. It was very stressful to get it all done, especially for a single mother working two jobs to be able to afford the trip.