Coolest place I have been on this planet. Past Review

By (Business Administration, Management and Operations., University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 05/18/2012 to 06/18/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Life is different outside the U.S. I learned to appreciate things more.

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.

More hands on learning. Learned a lot more.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Had many older people living around us that weren't used to younger aged people.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? maybe like 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? don't buy what you see right away. wait towards the end.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • It was exotic.
  • People were amazing
  • Once in a lifetime chance
* What could be improved?
  • The budget.
  • A little more free time.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How diverse but similar it was to the U.S.