Interstudy Cape Town Changed my Life Past Review

By (International Relations and Affairs., Wellesley College) for

ISA Study Abroad in Cape Town, South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Just living abroad made me see things differently after coming back

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

difficulty in transferring credit

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

not enough program trips

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

irrelevant because we prepared our own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Township home stay

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

University health care was not helpful at all.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? study abroad is expensive especially spring break trips so make sure to budget


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Quinton's consideration and accomodations for every student
* What could be improved?
  • More trips