An amazing opportunity to learn and use practical research skills. Past Review

By (Zoology, Animal Biology, Northland College) - abroad from 09/22/2015 to 12/15/2015 with

Round River Conservation Studies - Botswana Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned great research skills and also that there are stupid people everywhere.

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.

The experiential learning was an incredible and invaluable part of the program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Every one seemed to know what was going on.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I love camping

* Food:

Very good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt very integrated when we were with locals

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

very good

* Safety:

very good

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $5
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don’t go into town


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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 research
  • The Wildlife
  • The instructors
* What could be improved?
  • The selection process
  • The quality of students on the program
  • The students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That there are going to be stupid people in every place you work

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.