The Great People of Tolkien's Imagination Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Pacific Lutheran University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Auckland, New Zealand

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Anytime you are forced to go out and put yourself out there you learn a lot about yourself. Studying away is definitely worth it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I feel the workload wasn't all that challenging, and that the organization/teaching style didn't really fit my style.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great people, great location.

* Food:

Not too exotic, similar to America.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

New Zealanders are some really laid-back awesome people and it made for a great experience.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Hectic time over there with multiple natural disasters but the program was on top of it and made sure everyone was alive and well.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do it, Kiwi folk are some of the best people you will ever meet.