A cultural exchange you can complete at home! October 12, 2020

By (University of Kansas) - abroad from 07/06/2020 to 08/14/2020 with

CAPA Remote Global Internships: For Credit

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to learn how to work with a team remotely. This can be challenging especially when working with people in different countries. I was able to improve my networking skills, research, writing and my intercultural communication.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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?

I completed the program from home.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

no experiences with healthcare

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

It was a very affordable option and provided a great professional and education experience.

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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* 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?
  • affordability
  • support provided by CAPA
  • online cultural experiences
* What could be improved?
  • length of the program
  • email communication from GIC course
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The program goes by really quickly and can become intense if you are not well organized.

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.