Learning through Living Past Review

By (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville) - abroad from 05/24/2016 to 07/01/2016 with

DIS Summer in Scandinavia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a greater knowledge of the field that I am choosing to pursue after college, and I also learned more about the types of modern research that I want to perform during my undergraduate years.

Personal Information

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.

* 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? $175


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Well organized
  • study tour components
  • independent lifestyle
* What could be improved?
  • Course load was heavy for medical classes in summer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had chosen to just simply walk around the side streets of the city more. The big tourist things are beautiful, but you get a feel of the city more so with the small shops and street corners.