Life Chaning December 11, 2020

By (Drake University) - abroad from 06/22/2018 to 08/05/2018 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Seoul - Korea University International Summer Campus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
That you can do anything when you put your mind to it. Do not be afraid of the unknown. Yes!!!! It was extremely worth it.

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.

This was the best experience of my life. I will never regret it and I want to go back again. TEAN was the best group to go with!!

* 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

Finances

* 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)

Language

* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?
  • People- both students and staff
  • Culture immersion
  • Support
* What could be improved?
  • More information about what's offered
  • Information about roommates
  • Help with dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known more Korean and more things to do ahead of time so I could have explored more.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!