Great in general, a academically strong program worth going for Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 06/27/2016 to 08/04/2016 with

Korea University: Seoul - International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was such a great experience from so many perspectives. I learned two new courses which interested me and taught me a lot. I made new friends from different countries, and I got to live in and experience a whole new city.

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:

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:

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

It was really helpful academically.


* 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? 100 usd or more
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Other than tuition, there might be other cost that students would not know about before departure


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Econometrics
  • Program's Administration
  • Environment
* What could be improved?
  • Interaction between local and international students
  • The coherence between class materials and those actually tested
  • More activities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Knowing some Korean language is really important, because there were actually a lot of Korean students in the program, and a lot of them liked to hang out together and just do everything with Korean people and speak only Korean almost all the time. I wish I knew Korean..

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!