Belize is unbelizeable Past Review

By (Biology, General., SUNY - College at Geneseo) for

SUNY Geneseo: Traveling - Belize Biodiversity

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very educational class both culturally and scientifically.

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.

The majority of instruction consisted of field work and first hand observations of biodiversity.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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? Minimal. Food was inexpensive. Gifts were affordable. I probably spent about 100-120 American dollars total.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? There is an exit fee for leaving Belize but it was covered in our initial costs.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* 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 a water bottle with a built in filter. Bring sunscreen. Bring bug spray. Wear a bandanna or hat while snorkeling!