Puerto Rico: a whole new experience - Marygrove College: Puerto Rico Travel Seminar Past Review

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Study Abroad Programs in Puerto Rico

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
the trip was way more than i thought it would be. i learn so much in such a short amount of time.

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.

i actually learned a lot during this trip. the history and the culture of the island and it's people were very interesting to me.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

once we arrived at puerto rico mmost of the things we need came easily. most of the people dealing with us could speak enough english so that we could get things done.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

the food was great we never eat at the same place twice

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

all the people were so friendly and understanding of the lack of spanish we knew

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

the dorm we stayed in was well guarded all the time

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

i think that we should have learned alittle more of the language before the actual trip. once in puerto rico it was some what hard to communicate with some of the people there.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • rainforest
  • friendly people everywhere
  • food
* What could be improved?
  • directions (GPS, maps, etc.)
  • knowledge of current event
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? make should you pack the way you think is right for you. if you pack too little trying to save on weight you'll be mad the whole trip. also pack an extra memory card for your camera you'll need it.