Hardest Time of My Life (But in a Good Way) February 06, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/10/2017 to 12/17/2017 with

National Theater Institute: NTI Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned loads of practical tools for life and theater.

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.

Crazy hard and educational

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Awesome

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

So comfortable!

* Food:

Thanks Chef Harvey!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Fabulous work!

* Safety:

Felt perfectly safe!

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

Learned so much.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Like... $20 bucks? But that's because I went to Wendy's like all the time.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat less Wendy's.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Intensity
  • Professors
  • Friends
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I will be ok.

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!