Amazing February 20, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/01/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

SIT Study Abroad: Tanzania - Zanzibar Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned there is a world out there beyond the Western Idealogical bubble we live in here.

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

* 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

Finances

* 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? $15

Language

* 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

  • Other
  • Host Family
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
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 people
  • The place
  • New challenges
* What could be improved?
  • Packing list
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't bring a wheelie bag!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Kiswahili

Course Department: Language
Instructor: Bi Asia, Shuena, Ali, Muddy
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Relevant and challenging!
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

Coastal Ecology

Course Department: Biology
Instructor: Dr. Richard Walz
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Relevant and interesting, very hands on.
Credit Transfer Issues: Working on getting an eco/evo credit.
Course Name/Rating:

ISP

Course Department:
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Important and difficult process, really proved our connection with the place.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

Research Methods and Ethics

Course Department:
Instructor: Dr. Richard Walz
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Important for ISP.
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A