I loved DC and my internship. May 14, 2017

By (Trinity University) - abroad from 06/06/2016 to 07/29/2016 with

American University: Washington D.C - Washington Semester Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was not abroad.

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.

I learned a lot more in my internship than I did in my class. The class was simply a once a week "field trip" with random assignments. I did not learn much from the class.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The American University administration is very unhelpful and unorganized.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I did not leave on campus.

* Food:

I did not eat on campus.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was in the United States...although I really loved the political culture of DC.

* 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? No

American University is very unhelpful and made this experience stressful.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • being in DC
* What could be improved?
  • the classes at American
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? to not go through study abroad