Humbling and rewarding immersive experience July 02, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/01/2018 to 12/18/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Bordeaux

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Self-sufficiency

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.

* 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

Great integration

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 euros

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Host Family
  • Integration
  • Orientation
* What could be improved?
  • Trips
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You can speak French!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Histoire Culturelle et politique

Course Department:
Instructor: trouve
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Conf: etudes politiques

Course Department:
Instructor: Caby
Instruction Language: French
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Culture G

Course Department:
Instructor: Champeau
Instruction Language: French
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Grands enjeux contemporains

Course Department:
Instructor: Pinson
Instruction Language: French
Comments:
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French

Course Department:
Instructor: Beziade
Instruction Language: French
Comments:
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