A three-week exposure to accounting and business in Europe! Past Review

By (Accounting and Related Services., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 05/04/2013 to 05/22/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - International Accounting Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained cultural exposure and business exposure to international companies. Definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

Not applicable. I had no experience with the healthcare while on my study abroad.

* Safety:

One student had her purse and wallet stolen.

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? $150-$200 a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't eat out at restaurants all the time. If you can eat lunch from a supermarket, etc.. you can save quite a bit of money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Great professors/advisers
  • Flexibility
  • Cost-effective
* What could be improved?
  • Possibly stay a few more days in Belgium and France
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had planned what I wanted to see in the different locations before I left so I had a better plan when I got there.