AMAZING comparative experience! Past Review

By (Biology, General., Brown University) - abroad from 08/22/2012 to 12/18/2013 with

SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Fall 2)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I developed as a student and as a person on this adventure. It was so worthwhile, I wouldn't even doubt taking the opportunity again!

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

The program coordinators were always available for questions and to help you adjust to a new country!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My homestays were the best part of my experience! I still keep in touch with my families. They always made sure I had everything I needed and felt safe.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Great assistance when needed!

* Safety:

The program prepared us well about how to be safe travelers and how to keep our belongings safe!

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? $1500


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* 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?
  • my homestay families
  • my IHP group
  • Opportunity to discover foreign cities
* What could be improved?
  • Daily schedules
  • Amount of free time to discover
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be as adventurous as possible, as long as you keep safe!

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!