the busy and fashionable city made me more productive and on top of things. Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 08/20/2012 to 12/14/2012 with

Seoul National University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes it was worthwhile because I got to make native friends and take lectures in korean

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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? eat on campus, campus food is cheaper


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • the willingness of the professors to work with the students
  • being able to take classes with natives
* What could be improved?
  • snu administration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that it will be best to go in your sophomore year, since it's hard to get your major classes get evaluated for the classes you need. and sometimes they won't let you take it outside UT. I wish I had gone when I was a lower classman so that I could've taken classes that would've easily gotten evaluated and got counted for graduation (ie. psychology, math, etc)

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!