Unforgettable February 06, 2024

By (Chinese Studies, Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/22/2023 to 05/20/2023 with

CET Taiwan

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
A wealth of memories, better language skills, and a greater appreciation for different cultures

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.


* 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? 50-100 USD
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy items in bulk


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 300
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Don't be shy to speak with locals

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?
  • The people
  • The courses
  • Taiwan as a country
* What could be improved?
  • More class options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To explore Taipei and Taiwan more

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Cross Strait Relations

Course Department: International Relations
Instructor: Ting-Jieh Wang
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging and engaging course about the complexities of China-Taiwan relations
Credit Transfer Issues: none