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By (Actuarial Science., Bentley University) - abroad from 01/08/2013 to 01/21/2013 with

Study Abroad Programs in New Zealand

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned alot about tectonic plates and earthquake prescence in New Zealand. Also learned alot about glaciers and the way they are formed, as well as the melting process and different parts of the glacier.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Wait to buy stuff in towns that aren't "tourist-y"; it'll be cheaper


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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 People
  • The Culture
  • The weather/climate/mountains
* What could be improved?
  • meals should be included in the cost of the trip
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More accurate details about what to pack and what the weather was going to be like.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.