Team Jamaica - Study Abroad at its finest! Past Review

By (Marygrove College) - abroad from 02/28/2013 to 03/07/2013 with

Study Abroad Programs in Jamaica

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about other cultures, and I learned how to relax and not be so fast paced. It was definitely worthwhile.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

We didn't get to do everything in the itenerary, but we got to most of them and had fun.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The living arrangements were very nice.

* Food:

It was alright. The desserts were the best.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Our tour guide did a good job at this, along with our staff leaders.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't face any health issues, but a person in my group did everything seemed ok.

* Safety:

As long as you follow proper safety procedures, you should be safe.

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? $50.00
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Resist the urge to shop often, and budget your food money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Dunn's River Falls
  • Service Learning
  • Riding around Jamaica in our tour bus
* What could be improved?
  • Scheduling/Time Management
  • Preparation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would have to be very patient, especially in terms of customer service.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.