A great experience that I will never forget Past Review

By (Economics, University of Dayton) for

Marist College: Traveling - Asia Study Abroad Program (ASAP)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Cultural sensitivity has been a major gain from this study abroad experience.

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.

Most valuable and rewarding 15 credits received at the collegiate level to date.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Given the situation, traveling in a variety of foreign countries, outstanding support from staff with resources like teacher assistants.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

A range of housing situations, all unique learning experiences that still provide a fresh understanding and appreciation for living standards. No laundry for 3 months!

* Food:

A 3-month span of the most enjoyable meals I will ever encounter in life.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

In 2010, a four day bus ride culminating with a visit to Mt. Everest's base camp on a clear summer sky in Tibet Autonomous Region.

* 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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If your looking to get a good job, this isn't necessary; If your looking for personal development, this program is your ticket.