The trip to Puerto Rico was eye opening! - Marygrove College: Puerto Rico Travel Seminar Past Review

By (Social Work, Marygrove College) for

Study Abroad Programs in Puerto Rico

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I had never heard of Vieques until I went to Puerto Rico. I was devastated by the actions of the U.S government in relations to Puerto Rico. I intend to go back.

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 did not participate in the educational system of Puerto Rico

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

expectations were met

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Dorms were great. Students were friendly and helpful.

* Food:

no suggestions.. i liked the road side diners

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We visited Vieques Island, La Fondita de Jesus soup kitchen, and met with IHM sisters.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

stay in groups. overall I felt 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • cost
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Social Justic, Social Work and Sociology students would benefit most from this trip.