I learned a lot about natural resources and another culture. Past Review

By (Stephen F. Austin State University) - abroad from 05/20/2019 to 06/03/2019 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?
I learned about another culture.

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:

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?

Select all that apply

  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Natural resource use in the Netherlands
  • History in the Netherlands
  • Another culture
* What could be improved?
  • Less visiting bars (although the hot chocolate was good)
  • More cultural immersion
  • More native food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Dr. Oswald have us a very detailed pamphlet about our trip. I was not prepared for the drug culture in the Netherlands.

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.