Past Review

By (Managment Marketing, 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 totally worthwhile. It was great to see how Indian businesses worked while also interacting with a lot of locals and cultural things and having a great time. Plus the shopping is cheap!

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Winter 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

We learned a lot and Professor Gupta was very informative.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Professor Gupta was great and had a schedule that was flexible though definitely jam packed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We stayed in a hotel that was pretty nice. <br /><br /> Sometimes the water wasn't warm and the internet wasn't working the first and last day we were there.

* Food:

Indian food can be intense after awhile.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had a lot of fun in cultural and social activities.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

A lot of people got sick I think from the intensity of the schedule we had, and it would have been nice to have been able to stop to get some sinus medication at some point. Otherwise, the people who were really sick were taken very well care of. And I always felt super safe wherever we were.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? We hardly had to spend any money at all besides personal gift shopping.


Language acquisition improvement?

I learned one Hindi phrase.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's better if you've traveled somewhere else abroad first because it's very different. Otherwise, just be willing to accept a lack of luxeries at times and some very different cultural things.