Best study abroad available October 04, 2017

By (Southern Utah University) - abroad from 05/01/2017 to 05/10/2017 with

SUU: Biology and Geology in Nicaragua

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
So worthwhile. You get to go to an amazing country full of amazing people and learn amazing things. We saw an active volcano. We stayed in a volcano crater for the last 3 nights. We saw and caught lizards, frogs, snakes, bugs, birds and monkeys. We had class every evening after a days activities and learn heaps.

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 loved every minute of it. I had the time of my life. I would let miss it for the world.

* 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

It reqlly was such an enriching activity. I definitely wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

Finances

* 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? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Look for fruit stands and eat like a native!

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 2 years in a foreign country that spoke the same language
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? It's a great opportunity to learn.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Everything
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I've really felt we were amply prepared