It was Great! Past Review

By (Truman State University) - abroad from 05/13/2019 to 05/10/2019 with

Arcadia: Stirling - University of Stirling

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to push myself out of my comfort zone and how to adapt to different situations.n

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.

There weren't very many academic resources and the few that we did have weren't helpful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

After the first few days of being there they really weren't helpful or involved.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The living arrangements were old and extremely far away from classes.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • the ability to travel easily
  • The experience
* What could be improved?
  • Academics
  • Resources for students
  • Planned activities for students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That classes will be challenging in different ways.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'