Social Entrepreneurship Study Abroad Past Review

By (Marketing., University of Georgia) - abroad from 01/04/2010 to 06/01/2010 with

Connect-123: Cape Town - Studies in Social Entrepreneurship, Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned very valuable workplace skills from the internship, including how to work on a team. It was definitely worthwhile and I see it as one of the main factors to landing my current job!

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Cape Town
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.

Very thorough, defined, and supportive curriculum

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Connect 123 definitely bridged the gap and made sure everything was taken care of for me!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Best location in Cape Town. Beautiful and central.

* Food:

I had a kitchen and was able to make my own food. Also had a great restaurant in the building.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I could have integrated more if I had wanted to, but chose to mix more with the other study abroad members.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I was able to go to the University health care clinic twice for free.

* Safety:

I wouldn't go traveling around at night by yourself, but that's the nature of South Africa.

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)

Food was not included, so I paid for food and misc expenses.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200


* 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?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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 preparation for the real world
  • The group of study abroad/interns from around the world
  • The South African experience
* What could be improved?
  • Have more people attend the program (more is better)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I had more time to have fun than I thought!