A fun and exciting way to spend a semester Past Review

By (Kinesiology, DePauw University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, I'm very happy with my experience

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.

The workload was not as stressful as at my home university and I also spent less time in class.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a university owned house off campus with a Kiwi host and other exchange students

* Food:

I loved the Indian food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved touring the country and seeing new places. Meeting the locals was amazing too because they had some great stories, if you were willing to listen.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $2000 minimum
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Internet cost extra and everything was more expensive than I thought it would be, especially food.


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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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone who is looking for adventure and learning with and from new people. The New Zealand people were very friendly and always willing to help.