Hard but rewarding June 20, 2017

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/29/2017 to 05/07/2017 with

National Theater Institute: NTI Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
More insight into possible professional careers, what I am capable of.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

High rigor, lots of people who are highly knowledgable, demanding.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Would have liked more info ahead of time.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Lots of chicken, sometimes bland. Sloppy Janes are best.

* 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

I learned a lot about myself and really enjoyed hanging out with people who are super passionate and talented.

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)

Housing included food, program provided per diems.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $20
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to have cheap lunches to make room for nice dinners if you want them.

Language

* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Writing
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Advance notice
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not sure.

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!