The NMSU-CMI maiden voyage to Budapest: What not to do. Past Review

By (Pre-Architecture, New Mexico State University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Hungary

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The trip was fantastic from a cultural viewpoint. While the onsite Program contact was great, the cost was very high for what we got out of it. I know now that I could have done the same trip on my own for a lot less money. That's why I wouldn't do it again through a study abroad program.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Due to extenuating circumstances, the class was kind of slapped together last minute, making it kind of hard to get organized. This is through no fault of the professor or the study abroad office. It was just the way the cards fell, I suppose.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The onsite contact was a great kid. He made sure we were that we had everything we needed. I would recommend him to anybody. My only issue is the cost, and what we got for it.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The program provided very little for food. For the amount of money I paid, I would have expected more. Disappointing.

* 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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans