A Bucket List Thing To Do! Past Review

By (master of business administration, St. Cloud State University) - abroad from 05/15/2012 to 05/28/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Chile

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a great deal about a whole different country. The business aspects we studied and experienced were very meaningful.

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.

* 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?

I did not experience an healthcare issue so did not use those services in Chile.

* Safety:

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do not bring older bills; they are often rejected at money exchanges.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The experiences and learning from the businesses we visited
  • The exposure to a different country and learning about it before we left
  • The FOOD!
* What could be improved?
  • A specific program for MBA students
  • More information about the hotels we were staying with
  • More cultural things aligned for the free times.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bill and money exchange