NYCAMS will GROW you! Past Review

By (Studio Arts, Biola University) - abroad from 08/20/2011 to 12/11/2011 with

Study Away and Internship Programs in New York City

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a much stronger confidence in who I am as an artist and an individual. NYCAMS really taught me a lot about hard work and artistic process.

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.

* 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?

* 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)

* 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? Food approx. $50-75 per week, Art supplies cost me A LOT over there
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Get groceries and cook instead of eating out. Get creative with what you can use as an art material.


* 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?

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  • Local 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Freedom in assignments
  • Access to local art events & world-renown show & museums
  • Living with other artists
* What could be improved?
  • Administration was not organized at all
  • Communication between students and admin (local & bethel) was difficult
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To take more risks.