Best Summer of my Life August 02, 2017

By (University of Maine - Orono) - abroad from 06/26/2017 to 07/24/2017 with

National University of Singapore: Singapore - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned more about the workings of a developed city, a smart city, super efficient public transportation, the history of Singapore. More than worth it!

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.

I loved the program in Singapore, amazing students, amazing professor, 10/10 would take again.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very helpful and responsive!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Dorms were in good shape, had to go to maintenance a couple times but overall not terrible. Helpful to have the A/C!

* Food:

Amazing

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very much so, the local students really helped make us feel welcome!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

N/A

* 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? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET the first day you get there.

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?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Students and Professor
  • Time for exploration
  • Generous support in scholarship
* What could be improved?
  • Field trips were a bit unfocused
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? budgeting, and to pack lighter!

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!