Best experience of my life! Past Review

By (Nursing., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 04/30/2013 to 05/30/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Taiwan Nursing Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I can't even explain it all in this post! I learned about culture, healthcare, made so many friends while there, tried new foods, and got to sight see all around the country! I even learned a little bit of Mandarin. I loved it.

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?

* 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? About $50 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No, the food and supplies there are pretty cheap.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Apartment
  • 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The Taiwanese people
  • Sight-seeing around the country
  • The flexibility of what to do
* What could be improved?
  • Communication between the group
  • The preparation for the trip
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would absolutely love it and not to stress too much before going. I was really worried about the safety and danger in the country, but I felt safer there than in America! I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone that can go.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.