My experience was full of joy, loneliness, connection, growth, and adventure. April 12, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/16/2017 to 11/16/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Delhi

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I learned a lot about how I handle stress, loneliness, and discomfort.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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

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? Eat Indian food

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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* 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?
  • The people I met
  • The trips I could go on
  • The food
* What could be improved?
  • The living situation
  • More opportunities to interact with local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Things are going to go very wrong. They will. It is okay.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sociology of Work

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Leki Ma'am
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was mostly just memorization, as with most of the classes, but the instructor was very intelligent and engaging and overall cooler than most others. She met with me individually to discuss my experience and my grades on papers.
Credit Transfer Issues: I didn't try to transfer credits
Course Name/Rating:

Delhi Through the Ages

Course Department: History
Instructor: It changed throughout the semester
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was extremely monotonous. It was also taught in a very confusing un-chronological manner, with the two teachers working on very different timelines.
Credit Transfer Issues: I didn't try to transfer
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Women, Power, and Politics

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Leslie Sir
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was very interesting, in content and instruction. Very in depth history of feminist thinkers.
Credit Transfer Issues: Didn't try to transfer credits