traveling outside of my university's city was the best part Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/11/2016 to 06/17/2016 with

Frontiers Abroad: New Zealand Earth Systems

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
research experience, field work exposure, and it was worthwhile

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

i would choose the same program but probably study at the university of christchurch because more people in my program were there and it seemed like Frontiers had more resources set up there rather than auckland


* 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)

NZ food was very expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? approximately $200-250 NZ dollars


* 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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • traveling
  • hands on learning
* What could be improved?
  • housing - host families would be amazing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? to choose christchurch rather than auckland

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Research Methods

Course Department: Geography
Instructor: Dan Hikuroa
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great experience conducting my own research project
Credit Transfer Issues: no