Past Review

By (International Business., Nebraska Wesleyan University) for

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education: Monterrey - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
MOre than anything, Studying abroad gave me a snese of self-confidence and capabilty that I couldn't have found domestically.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Tecnologico De Monterrey, Campus Monterrey
The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not all, indeed the most important learning, takes place outside the classroom.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Was always available and helpful , but I didn't utilize it frequently.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with a retired couple, their son, and an American roomate. My roomate and I had all meals provided, our own bathroom, and an incredible patio. <br /><br /> Family and food were fantastic, and the patio was great for studying, tanning, entertaining, or what have you. Plus, the location was great (just off of a main thouroughfare.)

* Food:

Great, if you love mexican food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The best things to learn are done so outside the university.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

h1n1 was a big scare but precautions were omnipresent.

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


* 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? I usually spent about 80 dollars per week, but that could have esily been cut down by eating out less, and not...entertaining myself so heavily while out on the town.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? always carry local currency, and always keep it in seperate groups.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
Language acquisition improvement?

I too often fell into the trap of agreeing to spoeak with a resident who knew english in english, rather than insisting on spanish.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Stay in touch with home, but don't be limited by those ties.