Amazing! Past Review

By (Economics., Simmons College) - abroad from 07/01/2012 to 08/21/2012 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Thailand - Summer in Bangkok

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about Thai culture and people in general as well as human rights in Southeast Asia which as the class I took. I had so many amazing experiences outside the classroom and learned in the classroom as well. We took an excursion to the border of Myanmar which gave me a lot of perspective on things. It was absolutely worthwhile, the best experience I've ever had!

Review Photos

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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.

* 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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $30-$50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep an eye on a budget that you set ahead of time.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

I didn't participate in the language component but those that did were encouraged to use it often.

Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? A lot of locals are understanding if you don't have a handle on the language but they are almost always pleased if you try! It's great practice.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Connection with culture
  • Food
  • Excursions
* What could be improved?
  • Earlier connection with other students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known to bring hand sanitzer!