Outdoor adventure + Knowledge = Amazing study abroad experience Past Review

By (Carleton College) - abroad from 06/23/2012 to 08/11/2012 with

Round River Conservation Studies - Taku River Watershed Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

5 stars does not mean it was academically rigorous (it wasn't), it means that the level of academic rigor was appropriate for the program

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Leaders were great

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Super great - got to sleep in my own tent in the woods for 6 weeks.

* Food:

Pretty great considering there was no kitchen

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We got to talk with lots First Nation locals, but did not spend significant time with them, or get to know them especially well.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

There weren't any health issues

* Safety:

No safety issues

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)

I think I spent like $15 total (less than $3/week) when I was there (on food, I didn't buy anything)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Extremely easy. We never had to buy anything.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Round River might look like an expensive sticker price, but it has no additional costs once you're there.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The location
  • The lack of classroom/lectures
  • The leaders were great
* What could be improved?
  • I've heard it's changed a bit, so... change it back?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I'm glad I came into the program not knowing what is was going to be like. So nothing.

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.