A fabulous semester Past Review

By (Studio Arts, Biola University) - abroad from 01/27/2012 to 05/18/2012 with

Study Away and Internship Programs in New York City

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about life (however cheesy that may sound). It was a really good experience to be in a college learning environment outside of the Biola bubble - learning with students from other colleges and being in a big city. It was completely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Not really applicable.

* 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)

It was pretty expensive living - taking into account food, going to shows, and having to pay for basically all art materials.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just be prepared to spend a lot of money so you don't freak out when abroad


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I liked the size of the group (small)
  • I loved the location
* What could be improved?
  • Organization of the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not sure