Experience of a Lifetime Past Review

By (Forestry and Horticulture, Stephen F. Austin State University) - abroad from 05/18/2015 to 05/29/2015 with

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Horticulture, Natural Resources and more in the Netherlands

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned so much about the culture and horticulture and forestry of the area, it was incredible to see things through another perspective. Saw really great things and met some fascinating people.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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:

Not a single bad meal.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safe as long as you keep your eyes open and stay alert... don't be an idiot and you'll be fine.

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? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The variety of cities and towns we visited
  • The focus on Horticulture and Forestry
  • The food
* What could be improved?
  • I would have loved to have stayed longer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To have brought a camera to take photos of all the amazing things I saw.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.