Showed Me Who I want To Become! August 07, 2017

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/12/2016 to 12/18/2016 with

National Theater Institute: NTI Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to open my eyes and ears to the theatre all around me, how to be a better collaborator, I became a better writer and better actor, I learned I love to direct, I have a new interest in movement choreography, and I learned how to create without apology.

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

I did the NTI Semester and then Advanced Playwriting, and without it, I wouldn't be going after my dreams with the same amount of fervor, confidence, skillset, and questions.


* 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? Like nothing, just basic necessaries.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you have enough to buy basics for yourself, but other than that, food is covered, even for weekend trips to NYC!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Playwriting Workshops
  • Physical Training
  • London Theatre experience
* What could be improved?
  • more one on one mentorship for writers?
  • more depth rather than breadth for stage combat
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You don't have to impress anybody. It's all about your growth. Every person on the program will be going on their own journey.

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!