Invaluable for any student interested in creating in the modern world. Past Review

By (Theater, Saint Olaf College) - abroad from 09/02/2012 to 12/14/2012 with

National Theater Institute: NTI Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The NTI Advanced Director Semester not only gave me the tools to begin a lifelong investigation of theater and its consequences, it also showed me compassion towards other artists and the need for art in American society. We are young and we are restless and NTI shows us how to focus those feelings in a constructive and effective way.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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? $0 - $100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • Ensemble work and development
  • Relentless schedule
  • Inspiring teachers
* What could be improved?
  • A more reliable weekly schedule
  • More connection with the Waterford Community
  • More classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Fatigue is necessary in order to get to the rich stuff.