South Africa ftw Past Review

By (Mathematics Physics Chemistry, St. Mary's College of Maryland) - abroad from 05/13/2012 to 05/27/2012 with

St. Mary's College of Maryland: Nitze Scholars Program, South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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?

a student had an ear infection which he brought to the attention of the professor who appeared to ignore the problem.

* Safety:

It was South Africa, so this goes without saying

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The food
  • The assisting professors
  • The history and animals
* What could be improved?
  • Give the students more warning before taking a 12 hour drive on an unpaved road
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Water is safe there, contrary to what most people say