An interesting look into healthcare systems Past Review

By (Nursing., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 04/25/2012 to 05/23/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Finland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
A better understanding of healthcare in other places, different roles of nursing and yes it was worthwhile

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.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 15
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't spend extra money on snack food


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Host Family
  • Other
* 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?
  • Learning about the life of nursing students in different countries
  • Getting to know how other people live/ living with a native
* What could be improved?
  • More independence for the students
  • Less biased information before we left
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There would be quite a bit of independent time apart from group activities