Adventure! Past Review

By (Health Administration, Eastern Illinois University) - abroad from 07/06/2015 to 08/08/2015 with

Universidad Veritas: San José - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned independence and be adventurous.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The content of the courses offered were much like what is offered at your home university. My professor spoke english and was extremely helpful. Loved my professor and still stay in contact with her!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

When I got to my University there was confusion on what classes I was supposed to take so that was frustrating. I ended up not being able to take my desired course.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My host family was nice but did not make good food or followed my food allergy restrictions.

* Food:

They didn't cook me authentic Costa Rican food and that was something I really wanted to experience.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

You can't walk alone, always walk in groups.

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? $100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Beaches
  • Transportation
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Safety
  • Crime
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I was briefed well before leaving for my program.