Terrible. Past Review

By (Nursing., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 04/26/2012 to 05/23/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Finland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained some good friends and nursing experience. That part was definitely worthwhile.

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? No


* 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? $100. We were expected to pay for about a third of our meals though.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No.


* 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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  • Host Family
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The local people
  • The nursing in Finland
* What could be improved?
  • Leslie Miles not being allowed to return
  • More free time. We were given three hours one day the entire trip for free time and that was it.
  • Getting an instructor who actually liked the students and was not embarrassing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Never go on a study abroad with Leslie Miles.