Building Testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel Past Review

By (Brigham Young University) - abroad from 06/24/2013 to 08/03/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Church History Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was absolutely worthwhile! I learned so much about early Church History and gained such a stronger testimony in so many areas. I feel more confident with the knowledge that I will need as a missionary, as well as study habits, public speaking, and teaching.

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.

The first two weeks of this program are on BYU campus and include a rigorous course load, and three hour classes daily. It's doable, but make sure you keep up with the reading and homework. It's amazing how much you learn!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Great professors who definitely knew their history! Amazing detail and thought put into lessons and planning.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Most of the time living arrangements were great, however, there were a few nights that we had to stay in hotels that were less than pleasant (dirty and/or smoking rooms).

* Food:

We were never short on 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? approximately $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to buy food for lunches that can last you a few days, so you can have more money for souvenirs!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Quality of the professor's lessons
  • well planned out visits to historical sites
  • the friends that I made!
* What could be improved?
  • organization of homework during travel
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Religion classes are much more academically challenging that you would think! Let the knowledge you learn enrich your mind and spirit.