Chance of a Lifetime Past Review

By (COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS., University of New Hampshire) - abroad from 06/01/2013 to 07/20/2013 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 the culture, and about myself. This program taught me time management and dealing with different people. I also learned to appreciate the life I have and would go back in a heartbeat. It was so worth all the time and effort to go.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes were taught by incredible professors who were so passionate about the material and the culture.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50 at most
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just make sure to plan out your savings and know that you are going to spend extra money on gifts and the shopping there was great.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* 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?
  • helpful program coordinators
  • living accommodations
  • interesting excursions
* What could be improved?
  • nothing, overall great
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I only wished I believed people when they said it was very humid and hot. Also I wish that I had known that it was not as conservative and I could have brought more tank tops and shorts.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.