One of the best experiences of my life Past Review

By (Washington University in St. Louis) - abroad from 01/05/2019 to 05/24/2019 with

SIT Study Abroad: Nepal - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I greatly enjoyed my experience with SIT Nepal. It is hard to summarize an experience that proved so humbling, beautiful, and warm in a few words. I would highly suggest this program to anyone who is looking to challenge themselves, has a good degree of humility, and is easygoing. The staff of SIT NPT are exceptionally kind, thorough, and pour the heart into crafting a program that is both intellectually stimulating and personally engaging. I enjoyed our trips and conversations, meals and ruminations together immensely.

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)


* 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?

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  • 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 location
  • The experiential learning style
  • The people who it attracts
* What could be improved?
  • The communication around ISP
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This program is academically rigorous. This is not the right program for someone who is looking to avoid introspection or uncomfortable experiences - but that's the best form of learning :)