Summer Abroad August 01, 2016

By (Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)) - abroad from 06/20/2016 to 07/21/2016 with

Ewha Womans University: Seoul - International Co-ed Summer College

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Making friends from all over the world, more fluent in Korean, new experiences that I won't be able to gain if I didn't go for this exchange. I would say it is one of the best decisions that I have made in my life.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes were conducted in English, resources were readily available and can be bought at the school easily.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Facilities were good and better than what I expected.

* Food:

Food on-campus is good. There's a lot of restaurants and road-side stalls available just in front of the campus.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

PEACE buddy was assigned to each exchange students and every PEACE buddy did try their best to assist us during the session.

* 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

Finances

* 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)

Language

* 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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Level 3
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Make more friends and practice with them.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Dorm's location
  • Korean class
  • Long weekend
* What could be improved?
  • Class duration
  • Class timing
  • Field trips
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Field trips.

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.'