Life changing experience which gave me direction Past Review

By (University of Vermont) - abroad from 02/12/2018 to 05/08/2018 with

Sea Education Association: Programs at Sea - Oceans and Climate

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Gain confidence in going into my future

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.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It is really easy to save money while at this program. There is no need to spend excessive amounts during the on shore component and then the sea component you aren;t able to spend money. Make sure to save up for traveling after you get off the boat though!


* 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?

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  • 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?
  • Sea component
* What could be improved?
  • More positive and respectful interactions with students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it will be all ok. Things may get stressful, this is a program for hard workers. Be proud of all you are doing and embrace the challenge.