Once in a lifetime January 12, 2018

By (University of California - San Diego / UCSD) - abroad from 07/02/2017 to 08/04/2017 with

Study Abroad Programs in Ecuador

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Emergency Response, Navigating a vastly different culture, Interpersonal Skills

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

IES does the best to make sure we enjoy our stay and excursions

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Host families are as friendly as possible!

* 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

Finances

* 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)

Language

* 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

  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Host families
  • Bonds with other students
  • Local food and excursions
* What could be improved?
  • Healthcare
  • Have an excursion to ocean area
  • Host families location
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You do need to bring warm enough jackets during summer

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 Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'