Great, enriching experience that was too short Past Review

By (Washington State University) - abroad from 01/28/2016 to 05/28/2016 with

Study Abroad Programs in Turkey

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
How distance affects our relationship with current affairs How people are truly the same everywhere despite what the media says The difficulties of communicating across a language barrier That I can live anywhere happily It was worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

No experience with it

* Safety:

Terrorist activity had everyone on edge at times but I was never in immediate danger.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

The program was very well-managed and I got a lot out of my time there.


* 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)

Easily but I spent more that I would've otherwise because everything was so cheap

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100 at most
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Some places are much cheaper than others and that should be factored into your decision. Also, if you go somewhere cheap, don't blow your savings by buying everything because it's cheap.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • Food
  • Atmosphere/Places
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Turkish Government
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Four months will fly by. I wish I did a full year.

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.