An Internship in South Africa, the Experience of a lifetime!!! Past Review

By (Insurance., Illinois State University) for

Study Abroad Programs in South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

We had a project in the end, but it wasn't anything big or too challenging because of the solid foundation of information we we given in the weeks prior.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program overall was fantasitc, but the lack of internet and communication with home for almost the entire trip was stressful and a concern for both sides every day, especially with this being the first run of this particular internship.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Wildlife park, local restaurants

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? N/a


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Topic and location
* What could be improved?
  • communication with home
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go into it like a sponge and learn all that you can and enjoy it!!!