Best Summer Past Review

By (Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, High School) - abroad from 06/28/2015 to 07/25/2015 with

Oxbridge Academic Programs: New York - The New York College Experience

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
One of the most major things I learnt was Living alone by myself ,Money Management ,Time Management ,Not being careless. The program taught me how to be independent and manage things on my own.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was wonderful experience! The teachers were great. And the entire faculty was very friendly with us,and took great care of us

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The living arrangements were up to the mark. Each room has - 1. Study Table / Chair 2. A closet 3. Fully functioning A.C 4. Very comfortable bed

* Food:

The food was good. We had many options to choose from. We were served breakfast and Dinner. For Lunch we had to go out. But it wasn't much of a problem since there were many restaurants near by our college.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

New York is a very safe place. I did not have any issues regarding 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)

Food was not that expensive. The prices were very reasonable. In 1 whole week I spent about 60 to 70 (Since we were just eating out for lunch) And for personal expenses it cost me not much. Overall It was affordable and not absurdly high priced

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 180- 190 (Including other expenses)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do not go crazy buying stuff. Ultimately you will have to carry all that back by yourself

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • 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?
  • The best part was making new friends
  • Learning new subjects on swap subject day
  • All the activities we did through out the month
* What could be improved?
  • The sign up for activities. It was a little bit confusing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? 1. Well since I was coming from India , I had a long journey. And to add to the burden I forgot my portable charger(It was a major problem for me). It was a problem as we have different plug point in India compared to in the US.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Psychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Sheena Jeswani
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Psychology was my major. It was absolutely amazing to learn about the subject from such a knowledgeable teacher. She had great depth of knowledge regarding the subject/Topic she would teach us. On our second last day of the program we were required to present a project on our subject. (It was not only for us but for everyone)
Credit Transfer Issues: There was no credit system.