South Africa Past Review

By (International/Global Studies., University of Hartford) for

AIFS: Stellenbosch - Study Abroad or Service Learning at Stellenbosch University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. South Africa is the mist beautiful place I've ever been.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Stellenbosch university has a much tougher grading system than UHART. Hard to get A's on assignments.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff advising us was competent but I felt they had a hard time.dividing their personal lives with their professional lives. Also, they did not know how to manage things when things got difficult.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Good. Spacious. Personal.

* Food:

Good. Varied selection.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Garden route was great

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Studying abroad from UHART was way more expensive than I thought. While the program costs 14000 I paid 18000 to UHART.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I didn't take the course but the students spoke afrikaans and English.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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