New Zealand the Land of Adventure Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Providence College) for

Arcadia: Dunedin - University of Otago

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Greater understanding of self, more confident, more sincere, and self-sufficient.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload was less than Providence College, not as much reading or as many assignments. Grading was very similar. Teaching methods were all lecture style in large classrooms.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Supremely helpful, amazing experience.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Made my own meals.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Initial cultural orientation and weekend trips with Arcadia.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe city, campus security very much present. No health care issues.

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? Be aware of your spending!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Helped me review the process
* What could be improved?
  • Length
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A student who enjoys adventure and the outdoors will almost certainly take to the New Zealand ways.