a summer of value in multiple domains Past Review

By (York University - Outbound) - abroad from 05/26/2018 to 06/30/2018 with

iXperience Cape Town – Future-Focused Summer Courses and Internships

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
the biggest value was from all the people and connections i made. then the beautiful site seeing, and then finally the educational aspect.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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:

Cape Town is a high crime location, but students who listen to the schools suggestions are absolutely safe, the housing and schooling area are also very safe. only students who do not listen to their safety briefings and go to the most dangerous parts of the city while drinking and standing out like a sore thumb were targeted by pick pocketers.

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? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? cook


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • connections
  • beauty
  • school
* What could be improved?
  • more networking events for specific interests
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that it was mainly first and second year aged students (agr 19-21), as a 23 year old it felt a little weird at some points but i still made great friends with other older students and even the amazing staff.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.