An Amazing Opportunity! January 21, 2018

By (Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge) - abroad from 01/03/2018 to 01/13/2018 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?
My experience abroad was completely worthwhile. Hearing how successful people do business is interesting in any country; but even more so when you hear about how they dealt with difficulties there and how they overcome them. They have to deal with language and cultural barriers in addition to working under different government regulations and are still successful. It was also interesting too to see how different business can be outside of the United States. In addition to learning about business; the experience also helped my communication and networking skills grow. We also had plenty of free time to enjoy the culture outside the business world.

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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.

* 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

I would like to go to a different destination but with the same company; it was a great experience.

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)

I chose to not stay on a budget but would have been possible if determined.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent about $200+ a week. I spent about $300 in Thiland and maybe $150 in Vietnam.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Spend money on stuff you think is worth it; just make sure you do not run out of money and plan accordingly.

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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  • 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?
  • the people I met
  • our free days to enjoy whatever we wanted
  • the business advantage
* What could be improved?
  • make the trip longer
  • add more destinations
  • add more free days
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How amazing it was going to be and to not be scared or hesitate.