Study Abroad in New Zealand was incredible - the best time of my life! Past Review

By (Communication, Bryant University) for

Arcadia: Dunedin - University of Otago

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely worthwhile. I would love to go to New Zealand again someday, but I don't know if I will be able to - that's why I am so glad that I got to experience it for so long, in such an culturally-intensive atmosphere!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

great - loved it

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The Arcadia program was extremely welcoming, comforting and FUN! Hard to say a bad thing about it.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

ok, nice to be able to cook for myself, but time consuming

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

awesome - arcadia planned the best activities and they were really engaging

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

NZ is very safe

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Fun and friendly - engaging
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing - loved it