Experience of a lifetime Past Review

By (EISP) - abroad from 06/27/2015 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?
This program helped me grow as a person. At first I was a little scared and nervous about what I had gotten myself into, and I was worried that the homesickness would get to me, but as soon as I met the people I would be spending that month with, it all vanished. And after the first week, everything flew by so quickly, it made me incredibly sad that it was over. It was definately worthwhile, I learned so much, not only through the intensive studying, but also through the experience of meeting new people, in a completely new city. It helped me grow as a person, and I think this is a experience I will never forget.

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?

* 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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

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?

Select all that apply

  • 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 people.
  • The city.
  • The lasting friendships
* What could be improved?
  • It could have been longer. (i.e. more than one month)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not to be scared. It felt like a home away from home, and I made friendships that will last a lifetime, and everything I was worried about at first was completely irrelevant.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.