Spend Time in Thailand January 17, 2017

By (New Mexico State University) - abroad from 09/05/2016 to 12/08/2016 with

KEI Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Going abroad was the best experience I have had in my life. The people places and foods were so amazing, the history and culture that surrounds you is humbling. I quickly learned that the people of Thailand are respectful hard working and family orientated.

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.

Extremely challenging but an amazing experience

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

We had a great hostess, the fellow students and University were great.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Nice housing accomodations

* Food:

Diverse and wonderful food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Thanks to fellow students I was able to integrate well

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any issues

* Safety:

Never had any issues just be aware of your surroundings

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

It was such a diverse and amazing experience from my life in New Mexico. I got to enjoy many things I like and find new hobbies and passions.

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)

Laundry was more expensive than food, it was very economical to go places and do things.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 40.00
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Take more than you need but spend less than you want. Don't buy impulsively because the longer you are there the more you realize you don't need certain things

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The travel opportunities
  • The people I met
  • The challenges I faced
* What could be improved?
  • Getting transcripts in a timely manner
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the transcripts do not get issued in a timely manner and it is making it difficult for me at my home university to get my financial aid.

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.