Despite the pandemic, the experience was unforgettable Past Review

By (Economics Anthropology, Bennington College) - abroad from 01/18/2020 to 05/10/2020 with

SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland - Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This program is definetly worthwhile. I gained some useful connections and I certianly gained some friends, wonderful experience and a fresh perspective.

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)


* 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

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The Swiss pass - the ability to travel around Switzerland freely
  • All the field visits and excursion to Greece
  • Internship
* What could be improved?
  • More focus on finance would have been beneficial, academically speaking
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I planned some trips and researched more on the events going around before I went there. There are so many possibilities of experiencing new things that some clarity would have saved a lot of time I spent researching after I got there.

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!