Great if you are ok leaving Midd for a year. July 23, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/25/2017 to 06/03/2018 with

Middlebury - Dartmouth Engineering Dual Degree: Domestic Exchange in New Hampshire

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Good academics, good culture, cool to experience something different.

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.

Some professors at Thayer Engineering School are pretty bad and are clearly focused on their research--especially compared to that of Middlebury.

* 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)


Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? as much as i spend at middlebury
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? spend like you're at middlebury


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • New friends
  • Learning cool things
  • Not that far from Midd
* What could be improved?
  • Better profs at Dartmouth
  • More guidance going into it.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More guidance regarding how many/what courses to take.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

ENGS022: Systems

Course Department: Thayer
Instructor: Farid
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging with new professor--who had never taught before. Put in the time though and it's not bad.
Credit Transfer Issues: No experience with this yet.
Course Name/Rating:

ENGS021: Intro to ENGS

Course Department: Thayer
Instructor: Vicki May
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not challenging--waste of time to take it in the Spring. Take this in the Fall to get a good intro to the engineering school.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

ENGS093: Stats in Engineering

Course Department: Thayer
Instructor: Vikrant Vaze
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging stats course, needs to be restructured
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

ENGS030: Biological Physics

Course Department: Thayer
Instructor: Jane Hill
Instruction Language: English
Comments: HORRIBle professor--never have had worse. Potential to be such a cool course given a completely restructured class and different professor.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

ENGS033: Solid Mechanics

Course Department: Thayer
Instructor: Vicki May
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great class! Good prof. Cool topics, cool project.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
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ENGS023: Distributed Systems and Fields

Course Department: Thayer
Instructor: Osterberg
Instruction Language: English
Comments: CHALLENGING COURSE--but put in the time and it pays off b/c the material is so cool. Again, course needs to be completely re-structured.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A