Encouraged Curiosity, and Provided Supported Essential Learning Experiences September 16, 2015

By (Psychology, Clark University - Worcester) - abroad from 01/14/2015 to 04/23/2015 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: London Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
From my abroad experience, I gained a newfound confidence in myself and my ability to navigate the world and certain social situations. I am better able to communicate successfully with people and am more excited to participate in activities that may initially make me a little nervous. It was definitely worthwhile and essential for my personal growth.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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

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? about 100-150

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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • Internship
  • Apartment Style living
  • Transportation opportunities (unlimited oyster card)
* What could be improved?
  • Internship course
  • Academics
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about the class components and what was expected or what I could prepare differently for.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!