Most incredible, inspiring experience thus far! Past Review

By (Civil Engineering, University of Louisville) - abroad from 08/13/2015 to 08/21/2015 with

The GREEN Program: Peru - Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that if you have the passion, you can make your ideas real. It was one of the most worthwhile things I've ever done.

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.

We had some incredible access to experiences you couldn't get without the program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

USIL was a great resource and made sure we were learning in a hands-on way.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was never lacking anything I needed. I always felt safe and comfortable.

* Food:

The food was great, however we did end up eating the same few things over and over. I'm sure this was to make things easier as we were eating in large groups though.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I think there is always room to be better integrated into a culture, but having native professors and a native tour guide with us pretty much 24/7, we got to experience Peru's culture up close and personal.

* 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? None except for souvenirs


* 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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish 322
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Adventure
  • Inspiration
  • Positivity
* What could be improved?
  • Costs
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known more about the environment and how I want to impact it so I could have had more to bring to the table,

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.