By (Biology, General., SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY Binghamton: Traveling - Tropical Forest Workshop

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

There was work but the tests were fair and there was time to study and ask questions

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Good knowledge of Costa Rica

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived in a cabin

* Food:

the food was good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

watching bull riding, the annexation festival

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

i felt very 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? spend 400 dollars total
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? if you bring 450 dollars that would be plenty


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? bring gardening gloves, snacks, good sandles and tall socks