Past Review

By (International Relations and Affairs., Tufts University) for

Tufts Programs Abroad: Tufts in Chile

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

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Full-Year 2007

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I learned more from my overall time abroad than I did specific things from my classes. The classes were still a great learning experience because that's the reality in Chile.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The local administration was great! The program director was incredibly helpful!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My host family was great and a very important part of my overall abroad experience.

* Food:

My food at home was good, but Chilean food in general isn't anything amazing. In addition, it was hard to adjust to Chilean dining habits.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Program field trips were fun and interesting.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Chile is a very safe country overall.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)


Language acquisition improvement?

Chileans speak a very different kind of Spanish and it takes a while to learn their unique vocabulary and pronunciation.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be prepared for some difficult transitions, but overall it's a lot of fun.