Pushing the Boundaries Past Review

By (University of Mississippi) - abroad from 06/11/2017 to 07/27/2017 with

IES Abroad: Cape Town - Summer Health Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how passionate I am to be a doctor and I learned so much about the South African culture. It was definitely worthwhile because I feel like I am a more well-rounded person.

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.

I enjoyed the class because I feel like what we learned actually applied to our service-learning encounters with different patients.

* 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

Yes, I feel like I learned so much about the South African culture during my service-learning experiences, in the classroom, and through my own adventures during my free-time.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Accommodations
  • Food
  • Service-learning
* What could be improved?
  • Time efficiency
  • Transporation
  • Limit amount of people accepted
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I now know more about traveling and about international currency, which I knew more about before going to South Africa.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.