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UGA Costa Rica - Maymester Adventures in Geology : Reviews (San Luis)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Fadimata Maiga, Maymester 2016 Participant
I felt extremely safe and well cared for at every location.

 

Fadimata Maiga, Maymester 2016 Participant
The classes were taught as expected, with the workload matching the amount of time had in the Maymester.

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
Class was a good amount of work and was kind of difficult. However, not impossible and because it was a science and a lab that was understandable.

 

Christopher James Antrim, Maymester 2016 Participant
All the activities we did were so much fun. It gave everybody a chance to experience everything Costa Rica has to offer in regards to its ecotourism.

 

Fadimata Maiga, Maymester 2016 Participant
I was extremely excited to have had the opportunity to visit all of the places we did in Costa Rica. I learned a lot from every location and had an amazing time getting to know all of our tour guides.

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
The sites were beautiful. Absolutely breathtaking! Many of the activities were so surreal and are things you didn't ever imagine doing.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Amazing

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
Every excursion was amazing. I loved they were incorporated into our learning. Like learning about volcanoes before hiking up the volcano. Or learning about coral reefs then snorkeling.

 

Fadimata Maiga, Maymester 2016 Participant
Every accommodation was very clean, comfortable, and appropriate, given our constant travelling. I was impressed by the quality of every location in which we lived.

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
Rooms were comfortable and resort-like.

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
Best food ever! You are never hungry!

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
Very good food.

 

Fadimata Maiga, Maymester 2016 Participant
I was glad to be able to learn about the local culture by living in the middle of it and engaging in the popular activities of the locals such as dancing, soccer, and hiking.

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
The people were so kind and inviting! I fell in love with the culture and their music. I never wanted to leave.

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
The Costa Rican people were so warm and hospitable. I loved meeting the people and getting to know their culture through tour guides, tours, and cooking classes.

 

Fadimata Maiga, Maymester 2016 Participant
The program staff were amazing; they were supportive, interesting, and lively throughout the entire trip. I really enjoyed their company and leadership throughout the trip.

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
We had the best professors ever! They made the trip 10x better!

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Loved them

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
Worth every penny!! Most of these memories are priceless and you get a lot for what you pay for!

 

Fadimata Maiga, Maymester 2016 Participant
The quality of the program exceeded my expectations. I got everything that I wanted, plus much more and I will forever be greatful to have had this opportunity.

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
Exceeded all expectations!

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Blew me away

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
Exceeded expectations. I loved how busy every day was. It was such an eye-opening amazing 2 weeks I will never forget.

 

Christopher James Antrim, Maymester 2016 Participant
I could not have asked for a better pair of instructors.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
This was an amazing study abroad! Great price for what you get

 

Sarah Elizabeth Lanier, Maymester 2017 Participant
Marta and Josh were awesome instructors and everyone I met along the trip was so nice. Everyday there was always something new to try and I had a lot of fun learning about Costa Rica.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
An amazing trip and eye opening experience

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Really great program.

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
UGA Costa Rica/Study Abroad did an amazing job with this program, I only have positive things to say about the planning, organization, and structure.

 

Ellen Jennifer Mahoney, Maymester 2016 Participant
No recomemendations, I thought that this program was very well organized and planned out.

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
Be apart of this program! I loved getting to know all the students I went with! We all got extremely close and many of the activities are once in a lifetime opportunities! Absolutely incredible experience. I miss it everyday! Really makes you realize how big the world is in comparison to you. It really opened my eyes to other cultures and places and taught me more about myself and my wants. This trip has fueled my desire to want to see the rest of the world and what it has to offer!

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
A recommendation is to make sure to pack a rain jacket because it rains very often and out of nowhere. You should always be prepared by going over the list that is given.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Open yourself up to making friends and having a good time. I expected it to be fun, but it was way better than I expected. Once in a lifetime trip. Test to make sure your waterproof jacket is still waterproof.

 

Christopher James Antrim, Maymester 2016 Participant
This program is awesome for anybody wanting to participate in a study abroad program regardless of major.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Have fun and try new things!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
Pura Vida

 

Hannah Nicole Colwell, Maymester 2016 Participant
This was the best trip I've ever made away from home. Everything you learn in class is directly related to the world you're experiencing. I made some great friends and had the time of my life.

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
It was so much fun!

 

Maymester 2016 Participant
It's worth every penny. I've never experienced a country on such a local level, and it's really beautiful to see how the people of Costa Rica work together and with the land to help conserve the local ecosystems.

 

Bryce E Finch, Maymester 2016 Participant
This was the most immersive and exciting trip or experience I've ever been on. We learned and did so much, and it gave me a new appreciation for not just the natural landscape and ecosystems of Costa Rica, but even in our own backyard.

 

Ellen Jennifer Mahoney, Maymester 2016 Participant
This program really was an experience of a lifetime as I was able to see first hand what we learned in geology through the excursions for outdoor recreation.

 

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
Eye opening and life changing.

 

Kallyn Grace Glasser, Maymester 2017 Participant
"This program was a great eye-opener to other cultures and provided opportunities that I may have never had if it was not for this trip. It was quite a reminder of what truly is important in life. I loved every second of it!"

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
You won't regret going to Costa Rica, you will be blown away by how much the people in Costa Rica care for you and what they will do.

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
Immersion experience in the jungle

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
"In wilderness is the preservation of The World"

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
An experierence that will stay with you for a lifetime

 

Maymester 2017 Participant
The most beautiful place I have ever been

 

Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
I already had high expectations going into this, but by the time the 3 weeks was done, my study abroad experience exceeded my original expectation tenfold. The students you'll meet, the locals you'll get to interact with, and the curriculum you'll be learning you will carry with you for the rest of your life.