An Exciting and Unpredictable Experience Past Review

By (PR and Business Marketing, Pacific Lutheran University) for

Massey University - Palmerston North: Palmerston North - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience was absolutely worthwhile. While some aspects- like housing and food- were a bit of a shock compared to what I may have expected, it was all part of the 'adventure' for me and I loved every minute of it. Becoming submersed in the New Zealand culture, and making countless new friends while experiencing a completely different academic system is something I'm SO glad I did, and I can't wait to go back and visit New Zealand again someday.

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.

* 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


* 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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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students