Study Abroad at UCT Past Review

By (Economics., Tufts University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Cape Town, South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, I enjoyed every aspect of the experience-- from the academics to the culture to the travel. I would highly reccomend UCT to anyone looking for a great experience all around.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were helpful but sometimes things that needed to be fixed (especially with regard to housing) took longer than necessary.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a apartment with 2 other Interstudy students. We were on the same street as the other 40-50 kids in the program. <br /><br /> The location and neighbors were great but sorrounding area was not great.

* 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


* 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)


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 take classes with?

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  • Local Students