The dutch are friendly and nature is cool Past Review

By (Forest Wildlife Management, 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?
This was my first time abroad, so it was just awesome being immersed in another culture. It was definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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:

We took all the necessary precautions but we were in overall pretty safe areas. Nothing really sketchy at all.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save shopping for souvenirs until the very end, unless it's a speciality item, obviously.


* 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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  • Americans
* 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 flexibility of being able to split up and see what we want
  • Trying all the new foods
  • Seeing the different natural resource management styles.
* What could be improved?
  • A few more scheduled group meals
  • Show examples of outfits so no one is ill prepared for the weather
  • Encourage people to get out more
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? 50 degrees is pretty cold, so bring extra warm clothes. Be prepared for rain at any time.

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.