My experiences was memorable and pushed me to step out of my comport zone. August 10, 2017

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 12/27/2016 to 05/04/2017 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Delhi

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a new outlook on life and a new perspective on the world. It was very eyeopening to study abroad in a developing country and see first hand the economic development the country is undergoing.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The education system in India was highly inefficient. The professors did not assign homework and did not provide answer keys so it was hard to grasp the concepts I did not understand. The exam dates constantly changed and it was an overall chaotic experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program coordinator did a great job of exposing us to the lifestyle in Delhi and safety procedures.

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If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I enjoyed my time in Delhi immensely and I would love to study abroad there again.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep an excel spreadsheet of all the expenses. Although the dollar is stronger than the rupee it is easy to use more money than you want if you do not keep track.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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?
  • Flexibility to travel throughout India
  • Local friends I met
  • Living in a big city
* What could be improved?
  • Students need to be informed of the testing styles
  • Students need to be informed of exam dates
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew about the testing styles before starting the program because I did not know econ exams in India were similar to essays rather than short answer responses like in America. This really hurt my grade for my International Economics class and I wish I knew earlier so I could be more prepared

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

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Beginning Hindi

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Intro to Econometrics

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Indian Economy

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International Economics

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