Go big or go home! Past Review

By (Civil Engineering., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 05/24/2012 to 06/08/2012 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Megastructures/Megacities of China Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much that it would not be able to fit in this box. Yes, yes, yes it was worthwhile. This is an experience that I will never again have in my lifetime.

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.

It was rigorous because it is offered during a Spring term and all timelines are shorter, but I found that it was well worth the effort.

* 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?

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? <$10


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Seeing engineering on a global scale
* What could be improved?
  • It would be beneficial to have more interaction with professional engineers from China
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew the AMOUNT of stuff that we were going to do. Knowing all of the activities would help students to see that it is a very cheap study abroad.