a impressive, unforgettable experience Past Review

By (Hispanic Philology, Complutense University of Madrid) - abroad from 03/04/2010 to 12/22/2010 with

UCSC Chile: Concepcion - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
make lots of friends and see many beautiful sites. It gives me a different viewpoint of world and the country.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The host family is so nice!

* Food:

It's better you prepare food by yourself

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

those chilean are very easy to get along with. the custom there is very friendly.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

people would remind you to be careful all the time, but there is nothing to worry about 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? about $50 to $70


* 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

I need speak spanish all the time, and those teachers, students are very happy to talk with you.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? communicate with people

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • teachers responsables
  • good atomsphere
* What could be improved?
  • more outdoor activities
  • more opportunities to know the country
  • more ways to know the local culture and tradition
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? prepare more time to travel.