Best way to learn is traveling Past Review

By (University of California - Santa Cruz) - abroad from 08/04/2014 to 12/19/2014 with

Study Abroad Programs in Chile

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Cuando uno viaja se enfrenta a nuevos desafíos y se plantea metas más ambiciosas. Mirar hacia atrás y pensar que logramos alcanzarlas es muy gratificante. Por último y por supuesto no menos importante es el gran valor de encontrarte con personas generosas dispuestas a brindarte una mano.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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


* 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
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan trips very well and consult people who already know the places you plan to visit, and enjoy it!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Los compañeros
  • Los lugares
  • La exigencia en el ámbito del periodismo escrito
* What could be improved?
  • Realizar viajes de bienvenida.
  • Mayor información sobre el nivel educativo de la universidad a la que estamos yendo.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Estuve muy a gusto, en general, quizás me hubiese gustado llegar unos días antes para familiarizarme con la cultura del país.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.