ASAP: Life Changing Experience Past Review

By (MIS /OPS, University of Dayton) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My participation in the Asia Study Abroad Program was the most formidable experience of my undergraduate career. ASAP is not just an exposure to different cultures, but an immersion into global business environments and religion that have changed my perspective on the world. As a direct result of my ASAP experience I had the opportunity to work in Cambodia for an international commercial reforestation company. I would highly recommend ASAP for adventurous students who are looking for something beyond the ordinary, generic study abroad programs that are available today. Exposure to multi-national companies in a global business context while immersed in a multitude of different cultures has given me the opportunity and perspective to grown professionally and personally beyond the limitations of a regular undergraduate program.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

TEaching methods were very unconventional and I learned more from these methods than i have ever learned in a University classroom.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food was fantastic and cheap.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?


* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt that I was more safe in most of the countires that we traveled to than I would in most major US cities.

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?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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