A Whole New World that was Worth the Experience Past Review

By (English Literature (British and Commonwealth)., Pacific Lutheran University) for

Pacific Lutheran University: Chengdu - PLU Gateway Program in China

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I found that the culture was totally different from America. It made me appreciate America a lot more and realize what I have as an american citizen.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I was really impressed how the professors on the trip dealt with the hospital trips. They were there when needed for emotional support and everything else.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Bath tub leaked constantly and smelled like mold. Asked the service people there to fix it and they made it worse leaving a whole bunch of dirt on the ground of the bathroom.

* 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
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? DO IT!!!