You can't explain it; it MUST be experienced! Past Review

By (Eastern Illinois University) - abroad from 05/20/2016 to 05/28/2016 with

Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am able to step outside my comfort zone and survive! haha.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I learned so much awesome information about sea life and land life that I wasn't expecting!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The living arrangements were not something a city girl is used to, but it was definitely an awesome experience and I wouldn't take any of it back!

* 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:

I went on early morning runs by myself and felt safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

This is actually my second time attending this trip, so if that doesn't say something awesome about it I'm not sure what will!


* 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? $100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • food
  • culture
  • people
* What could be improved?
  • travel accommodations
  • itinerary on land
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bugs, bugs, bugs! YUCKKKK! Also, learning how to pack! Having a weight limit was a struggle.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'