A great way to experience the and learn about the cultures of India! Past Review

By (Marymount Manhattan College) - abroad from 02/01/2018 to 05/15/2019 with

SIT Study Abroad: India - Sustainable Development and Social Change

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a better understanding of the social policies of India in the past and present.

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.

I really enjoyed the SIT Jaipur Sustainable Development and Social Change program. The teachers and facilitators made a great effort to get to know each of us on a personal and academic level. I would highly recommend that any change-maker to participate in this program. The course content and field trips helped shape the personal and professional person I am today.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I really enjoyed my host family. They were receptive and accommodating to any of my needs. They were very kind and always let me participate in family holidays and events.

* 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

I really enjoyed the content and the professors/facilitators.


* 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)

The American dollar was worth approximately 67 rupies when I was in Jaipur. It was very affordable to live.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Intermediate Hindi
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Always use it. Always!

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Content
  • Professors
  • Field Trips
* What could be improved?
  • Language Classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? All the professors and facilitators are Indian, none are American. This wasn't a problem, just unexpected!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'