exposure to south Asian lifestyle/culture made me a better person. Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/23/2016 to 05/09/2016 with

SIT Study Abroad: Nepal - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned an understanding of sepals/SA culture that will allow me to travel/work there in the future.

Review Photos

SIT Study Abroad: Nepal - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples Photo

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.

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Go to local restaurants out of the tourist/western looking areas.


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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?
  • The teachers
  • The food
  • The mountains
* What could be improved?
  • Language class could be refined
  • More buddhism lectures
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? All it takes to go somewhere is a whim, and you can make it happen.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Religious Change

Course Department: Religion/Politics
Instructor: Isabelle Onains
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The opportunities for fieldwork at/exposure to local religious sites were abundant and well orchestrated, the lectures were mind expanding, the assignments engaging and challenging, the expectations of us hgj, the feed back on essays individual and detailed--in short, a high quality class all around.
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