Great Overall Experience!! Past Review

By (Miami University) - abroad from 05/22/2019 to 07/14/2019 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned so much about a whole new culture!! DEFINITELY WORTHWHILE

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.

Overall, my educational experience was AMAZING!! Both of my professors were very nice and I learned so much material in a short time! every class I was excited to go to (definitely recommend the holistic health course)

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Nala was in charge of the program once we arrived in Chiang Mai and she is the BEST!!!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The dorms were a lot like the ones at my home university

* Food:

CHEAP street food that is DELICIOUS

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everyone in Thailand is very nice so it was easy to get integrated!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had one trip to the local hospital due to strep throat & it is equivalent to standard hospital in the US!

* Safety:

I felt safier in Thailand than the States

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Would redo this study abroad in a heartbeat!


* 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)

VERY EASY TO STAY ON BUDGET IN THAILAND!! Cost of living is so cheap!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? EAT THE STREET FOOD


* 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

Taught all of us basic Thai phrases to get by

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? three years of Spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Holistic Health Course
  • Authentic Thai Food
  • Muay Thai Boxing Class
* What could be improved?
  • Communication prior to departure
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The culture shock was huge!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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