An awakening to new beauty in the world. Past Review

By (Creative Writing, Journalism, Western Washington University) - abroad from 06/25/2012 to 09/07/2012 with

IE3 Global Internship Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience was one of the most worthwhile of all my days. I gained invaluable skills and training in the career fields I plan to pursue, and I grew exponentially as a person.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? ~€215
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't be impulsive. Consider each purchase and even in the face of a good time and partying with friends, don't feel pressured to spend money. On the other hand, you only live once.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Host Family
  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The application and internship process is very well organized.
  • The individual placement options are very diverse.
  • The program provides a solid support system.
* What could be improved?
  • The specifics of the jobs expected of the interns could be better detailed.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I felt more than adequately prepared for this program and there is nothing I know now that I feel I should have known earlier.

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.'