Cambodge Past Review

By (Linguistics., University of Missouri - Columbia) - abroad from 06/06/2013 to 07/18/2013 with

Study Abroad Programs in Cambodia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The Cambodia program is a great experience. While only six weeks, you get to see quite a bit of the country. The program also allows plenty of time to explore on your own. The academics can be a little daunting, but provide a great context for your experience and are well worth the effort

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? 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
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Angkor
  • Home stay
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Cultural engagement
  • transparent schedule
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go with the flow and don't overpack.