Thailand has several hidden treasures to explore Past Review

By (Clemson University) - abroad from 09/01/2017 to 12/12/2017 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Bangkok - Semester in Thailand

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to step out of my comfort zone and that I

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)

Thailand is very cheap so it is easy to construct a tight budget and stick to it.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Talk to thai students and natives and ask for the best places to visit and how to save money especially with transportation.


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? If you are planning on doing solo travel or stay for a long time in the country I would take a thai language class while there, even the basics help.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • flexibility of excursion dates
  • no friday classes
* What could be improved?
  • more english speaking staff on call
  • better explanation for communication options(Sim card)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Make the most out of every moment spent abroad and try not to give yourself a heavy workload at school, you want to have some free time to explore.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Abnormal Psychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Dr. Douglas Rhein
Instruction Language: english
Comments: Phenomenal professor. I already loved the subject but you could tell he had a passion for what he was teaching and the students and I could really tell. Would recommend for all students of any major.
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