A chance to grow, learn, and eat your heart out. January 27, 2017

By (California Lutheran University) - abroad from 01/02/2017 to 01/12/2017 with

International Business Seminars: Winter SE Asia - Thailand and Vietnam in 13 Days!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a knowledge of local cultures and history.

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.

I didn't find the trip intense. But I did learn a lot.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Organised and on time.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The hotels, location, and breakfast was great.

* Food:

Food was amazing.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The local communities we welcoming.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't need any.

* Safety:

I felt comfortable walking around.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

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? About 100 usd
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Money in Asia goes a lot farther than you think.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Food
  • People
  • Environment
* What could be improved?
  • Some company visits
  • Length of trip
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much down time we had, and if there are other students from the same school.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.