City Love Past Review

By (Studio Arts, Bethel University) - abroad from 01/26/2012 to 05/11/2012 with

Study Away and Internship Programs in New York City

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Honestly I gained and learned SO much I can't possibly relate it all here. Most importantly I think though, was that I saw first hand how artist function and work in the real world - not just in a university.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

This doesn't really apply since the program was located in the US

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Didn't have a problem with culture since it was still in the US

* 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)

City prices take their toll on my groceries

* 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? $60 every two weeks for food


* 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

  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Fellow students - Miss them so much
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • List of what is provided at apartments and what should be brought with
  • suggestions on how to bring your belongings with you
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Cant think of anything