Broad look at healthcare in different cultures-fascinating! Past Review

By (Nursing., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 04/26/2012 to 05/24/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Finland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Exposure to different cultures, food, ways of thinking and living. I understand better why other people may do what they do, dress, think, or behave. This was definitely worthwhile, there were so many fascinating things that we got to see!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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? 50


* 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?

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  • International Students
  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Sights/Attractions
  • Culture Exposure
  • Healthcare Exposure
* What could be improved?
  • Professor's opinion of/attitude toward students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To be patient, and work through problems with each other.