ASAP was the best decision I made in college Past Review

By (Accounting and Finance, University of Dayton) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This trip have changed the way I look at the world. I'm considering getting a job in Asia now.

Personal Information

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

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The program is focused on giving participants an understanding of how business functions in an international setting. Teachers craft classes around the experiences students have on the trip which helps participants relate to lessons. Classes themselves are challenging but are not so overbearing that it will keep students from exploring each country.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Wesley King runs this program and I never had any trouble getting in touch with him. Wesley is easily approachable with anything from a minor question to a serious problem. He was incredibly knowledgeable about every culture we encountered and had the program planned out perfectly well before we ever left the United States.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was excellent. I ate like a king everywhere I went.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

This whole trip was memorable. I don't think I could pick out a day in the 3 months I was there that I didn't have a fun unique experience.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Make sure you get your vaccinations.

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Food
  • Experience
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Cost
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you are someone who is adventurous and wants to see the world in a whole new light this is the trip for you!