Constant theatrical exercise September 05, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/28/2018 to 05/06/2018 with

National Theater Institute: NTI Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The Advanced Directing program offered by NTI was one of the most rigorous and demanding experiences I've ever undergone. However, I wouldn't trade my time at NTI for anything - what I learned from guest directors and artists about myself and what kind of work I want to create was utterly invaluable.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

Plenty of time is spent traveling to Yale and NYC to speak with artists and see productions.

* 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

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? 0

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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Rigor
  • Academics
  • Experience
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Pls let us sleep
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's harder to readjust to post-NTI life than I imagined.

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!