Study abroad made me go crAsia! Past Review

By (Brigham Young University) - abroad from 05/06/2013 to 06/02/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Asia Business Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I love to seeing and experiencing (a little) how other cultures live. The world is an amazing place full of wonderfully kind and resourceful people.

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

Eric Domain was amazing. A real modern day Moses leading his people to freedom and an amazing experience

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I attempted to keep each country to $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Street food is so inexpensive! It tastes great, hot off the grill, and adds so much to the experience. Hotel/Hostel staff can tell you what is safe to eat.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • My fellow program participants
* What could be improved?
  • Of the activities planned on the itinerary, let us know what is included in the program fee and what will be an out of pocket expense.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Pack half as much, and bring twice as much money.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.