DC: Go to find where you came from! Past Review

By (English Writing, DePauw University) for

Boston University: Washington, DC - Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Gained more secure sense of self & self-sufficiency.

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.

The workload was too much for the emphasis the program placed on exploring DC. Unlike most other interns, we worked and took more classes - making it difficult.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very knowledgeable.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Amenities all taken care of.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Went to National Book Festival, Howard University Homecoming, Rally for Sanity, & White House

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

DC's not super safe for young women. Don't travel alone at night unless necessary and be mindful of possible threats.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Transportation and higher food costs than home.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans