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Study Abroad Programs in Chile

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was intersting because it is very male based there. I felt like a piece of meat ready to be eaten. It was uncomfortable.

Personal Information

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

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Our education was through our school. We did not go to the university in Chile and it was a real disappointment. Once again, they did this because it was too expensive. I thought it was silly because we wouldn't get to know the culture, language, and people better. School load was not too hard. It felt like a waste of time because most of my classes did not transfer over. Also, there was only one professor who was not the right professor to teach all of our classes. There was another "professor," but she was not certified to teach her subject either. I felt as if I wasted a whole bunch of money on an education that was not worth the money or time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program was just starting up and had no real foundation. They did their best to make sure we had a good time while we were there, but I felt as if it was not worth studying aboard. I hope that I will be able to study aboard again.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I felt safe in my neighorhood. It was about a half an hour walk to anywhere that was any type of entertainment. It was very close to where my classes were, so that was nice. They provided me with food and all my bed needs. I just had to bring tolitries and clothes.

* Food:

I really enjoyed the food. It was always fresh and it was never fried, always healthy meals.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We went on trips to the beach, Congress building, a government building, and musuems.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

There was a huge earthquake there when we were there and my host family made sure that I was okay and were very concerned about me. The closest health care place for Americans was about a half an hour bus ride.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Apartment
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would consider someone who is mature. Someone who knows how to have fun, but also be a good student.