Amazing add to my educational journey in one of the best cities on Earth August 15, 2019

By (University of Virginia) - abroad from 06/30/2019 to 08/10/2019 with

iXperience Cape Town – Future-Focused Summer Courses and Internships

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
South Africa has deep socioeconomic rifts that have not made much progress since apartheid ended. Witnessing this first hand and the efforts to improve the country was an invaluable experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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

The most valuable part of the course was the combination between class and the internship. I am a firm believer that you learn more from work experience than in a classroom, however, the pairing of the two allowed for an even greater educational experience. I am personally interested in pursuing a career in management consulting so this course was the best option for me.

Finances

* 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? 70 USD

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Instructors
  • Internship Portion
  • Cape Town
* What could be improved?
  • The organization for Excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish class schedule and homework had been disclosed before the trip so I could've planned accordingly

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.