An Experience of a Lifetime! Past Review

By (Syracuse University) - abroad from 05/10/2017 to 05/31/2017 with

Study Abroad Programs in South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This program allows you to be fully immersed with the culture and environment you stay. There was a great balance of classroom work and exploration. Learning the language was a big plus, the community is pleased to hear and speak it. I have gained relationships that will last a lifetime and that is what makes this experience worthwhile!

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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.

* 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)


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friendships Gained
  • Adventures
  • Ability to bring my passion in photography to the town.
* What could be improved?
  • More time at the school
  • Get to know the SU students a little bit before traveling together
  • Provide more of a flexible schedule somedays
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had learned the language better before arriving to the town. I think it would have been appreciated by the community.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'