The best time of my life February 15, 2020

By (Averett University) - abroad from 07/13/2019 to 08/10/2019 with

CAPA London: Global Health Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained and rekindled my love for medicine as well as a specialty that I will forever cherish.

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

* 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

CAPA is an amazing program and made it easy for me to adjust to international life

Finances

* 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? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Definitely gather up as much money as you can and grocery shop each week instead of eating out all of the time

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Meeting new people
  • The classes
  • International travel
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Resources (money)
  • Time spent
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That everything will be okay and to enjoy every second of my time abroad.

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.