Unparalleled experience on the GREEN Program Past Review

By (Environmental Studies and Business, University of Oregon) - abroad from 08/11/2015 to 08/22/2015 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
A new international perspective, more insight into sustainability and renewable energy, fantastic educational experience from very passionate Peruvian professors.The program lodged us in the nicest places and fed us the best food. I met some incredible people in the area. 10/10 experience, absolutely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Met some amazing contacts in Peru through the program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We were lodged at the nicest places, thank you for the hook up GREEN

* Food:

Fantastic every time

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Culture was incredible

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No issues with health, some people were hit hard by altitude sickness, but this was addressed by the program and they took care of them very well.

* 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)

about $125 per week including gifts for friends back home

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? ~125 (includes gifts for family)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't succumb to street vendors


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • Blend of excursions and intense educational experience
  • GREEN hired the best people to do their job on the program
  • My group was so well curated: All were diverse and hand picked from around the nation
* What could be improved?
  • I wish I could give some feedback but everything was so perfect! Really could not have asked for anything more
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How bad the insects are. You need high grade insect repellent to stand a chance against the horde of bug bites. My pretty low standard repellent didn't hold up at all.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!