Service Learning Program in Nicaragua Past Review

By (spanish and LACAS, SUNY - Binghamton) for

Study Abroad Programs in Nicaragua

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes, i learned how to appreciated more the things i have because many of the people in Nicaragua do not have anything. This made me more humble and i learned a lot about Nicaragua and also about the students and faculties, i really liked this program and if i can i would do it again.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: UNAN
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.

this program is a serving learning we did not take any class at Nicaragua.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

it was very organized and the program was very helpful. i enjoyed it a lot.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

it was ok <br /><br /> the housing was not the best due to the fact we were in a very poor country.

* Food:

the food was good, very different from what i'm use to but i still liked it

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

i had the change to go to different parts of Nicaragua and i enjoyed going out with my group.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

we were safe all the time because we were never alone.

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? none it was include with the program fee
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? N/A


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? you need to be open mind and very willing to embrace their culture. sometimes students go to other countries with high expectations and don't forget this is a very poor country.