Life Changing Experience - Opportunity of a lifetime!! Past Review

By (MIS, University of Dayton) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
There are too many things that I learned from it to share them here. Cultural awareness, global awareness, politics, economics, religion....

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The workload was very reasonable for a full semester of courses. Grades were handled fairly. Typical classroom setting is not going to happen on this program, but it makes classes unique and memorable. May have online classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Wesley King is an unbelievable source of knowledge about everything Asia. He always provides the necessary information needed to make sure everything goes fine throughout the entire trip.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing always varies (different hotels/hostels) but is always fine. Living in different venues adds to the program experience. Location was never an issue. Safety of the area was NEVER an issue at any point in the entire program.

* Food:

Great food everywhere, try different things.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Attractions and events throughout entire trip are fantastic.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Few health issues, the rare case of food poisoning was taken care of quickly with a dose of Cipro.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Everything
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Program is amazing, one of the best choices of my life.