Life changing. Past Review

By (Theatre Arts, Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/08/2013 to 12/15/2013 with

National Theater Institute: NTI Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Knowing what type of artist I want to be and what I want to do with my life. This program made me realize how vital theater is for humanity. It gave me enough confidence to be taking huge risks for the rest of my life.

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


* 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? Nothing really. Everything is included and you have class 7 days a week so you don't use money at all during your semester.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Academic rigor.
  • Our mentor's dedication and lessons.
  • Making lifelong friends with people who are passionate about theater.
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing. It's different every time so I can't say.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You will never be able to know what you're going to experience before you actually do this program. It is a program for people who like surprises. Every day is an adventure full of learning, risking and creating.

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.