Fun in an inhospitable city Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 02/01/2017 to 06/01/2017 with

Study in Portugal Network: Semester/Academic Year Options

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
To travel by myself and integrate with other international students

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Unhelpful, unresponsive, often rude, didn't help with course selection

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Portuguese people are hard to be friends with

* 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? No

Its cheap but I paid as much as if I had gone to Wellesley so I would have chosen a more organized program if possible


* 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? 60


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Location of housing
  • Trips
  • Other students
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Administration
  • Visiting family prgram
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing