A Life changing experience that everyone should experience. Past Review

By (Occupational Therapy/Therapist, Saint Louis University) - abroad from 06/16/2014 to 08/20/2014 with

Semester at Sea Study Abroad: Make the World Your Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
What I gained can't even be put into words. I gained confidence in myself, the best relationships I've every had, a love of the world around me, and so much more.

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 courses I took on SAS shape my current education and the standard I compare everything else to. Absolutely amazing and the professor are so invested in every student

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Some how they find the perfect roommate for everyone and although tiny, the cabins are perfect and well maintained by the cabin crew

* Food:

taco day ftw

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The ship culture is the best community I have ever been able to be a part of.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Did everything they could to maintain the safety of the student

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)

food provided at every meal on the ship but while in country you could pay for it on your own.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save beforehand


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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
  • 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?
  • shipboard community
  • exposure to multiple places
  • the amount of experiences offered
* What could be improved?
  • still have summer programs
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? not to panic

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.