Past Review

By (accounting, SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY Binghamton: New Delhi - Technology, Economy, and Society in India

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile because I learned so much about an entire different country and saw what the conditions are actually like there.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Lovely University
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks
The term and year this program took place: Winter 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I learned so much and I think that traveling is actually the best way to learn about anything. It is so much better than learning in traditional ways.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

the program was very helpful and professor gupta was very instructional

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

lived in a hotel that was decently comfortable, was considered nice for india. WE also stayed in hostels at Lovely University, which were not comfortable. <br /><br /> The sheets were damp at times and things were dirty and dusty, but so was everything in India.

* Food:

I did not enjoy the Indian food and could not wait to eat American food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I enjoyed meeting and getting to know all the students on the trip.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The streets were chaotic and crazy and there were massive crowds, and if a person got lost it would be impossible to find them.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Not a lot because everything is so cheap.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Did more shopping than I expected but still spent a lot less than i thought.


Language acquisition improvement?

didnt learn the language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Hotel
  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Choose carefully because this trip is intense and the culture brings a great shock.