Best City in the World January 06, 2019

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 08/01/2018 to 11/16/2018 with

National University of Singapore: Singapore - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Experienced a culture I never would have gotten the chance to see otherwise

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not especially rigorous compared to my home university, though the organization of classes is pretty confusing.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Not very personal but very efficient

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Beautiful housing

* Food:

Cheap, delicious food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not too integrated as my building was primarily exchange students

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Super easy to understand healthcare system

* Safety:

No worries about safety ever

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? Eat at Hawker Centers rather than restaurants

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

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Cheap Travel around SEA
  • Can live inexpensively
* What could be improved?
  • More contact with locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Clubbing is a big part of the culture with the exchange students, but not vital to have a social life