It was okay March 13, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/21/2018 to 11/26/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Tokyo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned to use my japanese a lot

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.

Not satisfied

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

not satisfied

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Not satisfied

* Food:

Not satisfied

* 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? No

was not educationally stimulating, the campus was too small and was not equal to a middlebury liberal arts program


* 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 given any financial support

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 500$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? save money before you go


* 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

very frequently

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? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 6
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Talk only in japanese

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Speaking Japanese
  • Personal experiences I choice to have
  • Location was great because it was near the city
* What could be improved?
  • Pair us up with roommates that are doing the middlebury program
  • give us more financial support
  • give us a kitchen
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how much money i would have to spend

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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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

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Instruction Language:
Comments: Too challenging for someone with my Japanese level
Credit Transfer Issues: