Travel and Living Abroad

My host family mama is very caring and feeds me awesome food and cares for my well-being. They are the best and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

Tanya Schmidt
California State University, Chico

Participant in San Ramón, Costa Rica



If you plan to do any traveling away from your program site while you are studying abroad, you might consider staying in hostels which are a less expensive alternative to hotels. Many hostels are designed specifically for young, college-aged travelers on a budget. You may expect to share a double room with one person, or a dorm-style room with two to twelve or more people. Some hostels offer lockers or a secure room for temporary luggage storage. You should consider purchasing a combination lock for your suitcase or backpack. Always make sure to protect your personal belongings, including your passport, which may be needed for check-in.