Very Educational August 06, 2021

By (Electromechanical Engineering, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/14/2020 to 06/11/2021 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about engineering, math, and culture. This was worthwhile.

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.

* 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

It was a challenging program with amazing projects that helped me learn more about Engineering.

Finances

* 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? 50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No

Language

* 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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • Projects
  • Friends
  • Food
* What could be improved?
  • Expectations
  • Teaching Style
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The logistics of the program, as well as the classes that I needed to take to be more prepared.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Introduction to Chinese Culture

Course Department: Asian Societies Cultures Languages
Instructor: Miya Xie
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This was an amazing course. I felt very involved and learned a lot. The Professor was very understanding and had a great online teaching style.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
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Multivariable Calculus

Course Department: Mathematics
Instructor: C. Wang
Instruction Language: English
Comments: i felt like I had very little guidence in this course. There were few opportnities to ask questions and collaborate with others.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
Course Name/Rating:

Exploring the Universe

Course Department: Astronomy
Instructor: Jedidah Isler
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This was a fun course, but the grading seemed very strict. It was also difficult to gauge the Professors expectations for homework and essays.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
Course Name/Rating:

Intermediate Electrical Circuits

Course Department: Engineering
Instructor: Jason Stauth
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This was my favorite course at Dartmouth. The Professor was well prepared and I left feeling like I understood most of the material. The projects were very fun and the homework sets were very interesting.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
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Digital Electronics

Course Department: Engineering
Instructor: Geoffry Luke
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course seemed very interesting, but the TAs and Prof were not very helpful. It seemed like a ton of material was just passed over quickly.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
Course Name/Rating:

Systems

Course Department: Engineering
Instructor: B. Stuart Trembly
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This was a very tough course that demanded a large portion of time. It was well taught, but there was to much material to cover and very little time.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
Course Name/Rating:

Electronics

Course Department: Engineering
Instructor: Kofi Odame
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very challengning course that was very fun to take. The projects and project guidance was amazing.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
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Discrete and Probabilistic Systems

Course Department: Engineering
Instructor: George Cybenko
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was a tough course in terms of material. The TAs were great, but the Professor moved to quickly.
Credit Transfer Issues: None
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Introduction to Engineering Design

Course Department: Engineering
Instructor: Vicki May
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very fun group project and the teacher was well prepared and understanding.
Credit Transfer Issues: None