The best experience of my entire life. BYU in Iasi Past Review

By (Kinesiology and Exercise Science., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 09/04/2012 to 12/02/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Romania

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to take responsibilities for my own actions. I learned how to teach others to be responsible for their actions. I learned how to love more than I thought possible and I learned how to forget yourself and immerse yourself in the work you are doing.

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?

I LOVE my roommates and our apartment.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

My roommate had to get an x-ray of her foot. The place we went to was private and so was actually a very nice facility.

* Safety:

Just don't stay out too late at night and you'll be fine.

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? 11$100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Romanian 100
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? talk to EVERYONE

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* 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?
  • Spending time with the kids.
  • Spending time with the other interns
  • Exploring Romania
* What could be improved?
  • I would have liked to be more prepared to go and know what to expect.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This experience is worth everything you put into it. Sometimes it may seem unorganized but it doesn't matter. The time you spend with the kids makes everything great. Don't worry about the small things. Talk to everyone. The people are patient and really appreciate it when you try to speak Romanian.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!