program that did not worth it Past Review

By (Stephen F. Austin State University) - abroad from 06/17/2017 to 06/29/2017 with

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Meet the Media

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about different work environment and how public transportation can be useful in saving time and money

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

overall I learned and enjoyed this educational experience and the only issue I did consider was regarding the supervisor on this program

* 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?

I was sick during the trip and I did not get any support from the supervisor assigned for this program

* Safety:

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

I wouldn't go for the same program again


* 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? $200 to $300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? it's better if they look for menu and the price of the food before entering the restaurant


* 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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? non
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • different places and visits
  • food
  • learn about different culture
* What could be improved?
  • schedules and plans
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? which kind of cloth to take and how to manage my time to spend more time in visiting places

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!