Beautiful Experience Past Review

By (LaSalle University) - abroad from 11/12/2016 to 02/28/2016 with

Global Experiences: Internships in New York City, USA

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've learned to be more responsible and be more independent. Other technical skills were enhanced, but what I got out most of my experience is definitely on an interpersonal and intrapersonal level. And it definitely was worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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

The New York City culture and diversity is something I've never seen before nor will I ever see in any other place.


* 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? I spent $20 a day on food. Other expenses were rather costly, but that is to be expected because New York's cost of living is higher than most states.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep a journal and write it down. It will definitely help you find a pattern on how to budget.


* 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?

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

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  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Culture and diversity
  • Environment
  • Good company and good food
* What could be improved?
  • Cost of living
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? None. I came here to learn and be open to all the possibilities-- I wouldn't have changed my experience in any other way.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!