Causal Experience Abroad Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 06/02/2016 to 07/16/2016 with

IES Abroad: Amsterdam Summer - Society, Culture & Gender in Amsterdam

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about Gender in Dutch culture

Review Photos

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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.

4 hour classes

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Did not discipline students who broke the rules.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Wasn't very clean.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had to pay a lot for medications

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I didn't like the other students in the program, or the Administration who did not discipline students.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $400
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't spend too much money

Language

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

Select all that apply

  • 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
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Student in Program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Which students were planning to attend