Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., SUNY - Binghamton) for

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Gold Coast - Semester on the Gold Coast

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
MY experience was definitely worthwhile, i would do it again in a heartbeat and i am considering moving there permanently. I think i am the epitome of an abroad success. I wouldnt trade my experience for anything. The whole thing opened my eyes to who i am as a person and who i want to be. I am more independent and i feel like i came back from abroad a better, more independent person.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

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?

Dorm living was great. We had a balcony over looking the campus lake and i was in the same building as the gym, uni bookstore and pool. <br /><br />

* Food:

I think there should have been more vegetarian options, but overall the food was good. Watch your weight though when it comes to chips being served with everything!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The most social university you can attend. Amazing.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe, the location was perfect, especially if you're looking for a safe environment.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Manage your money! The most important thing i failed to do and im definitely paying for it. If you want to attend the on campus 0 week, set aside 50 dollars and if you're thinking of traveling a lot, you should probably have at least $4,000 for the entire semester. Spend wisely.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans