Beautiful and lifechanging experience! Past Review

By (Geography and Cartography., University of Wisconsin - Madison) - abroad from 02/04/2013 to 05/09/2013 with

The School for Field Studies / SFS: Turks and Caicos Islands - Marine Resource Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Made so many wonderful new friends and learned a lot in an awesome location. Best thing I did in college!

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.

Some of the tests were hard, but classes were so fun! You get to snorkel for class...

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

All the staff at the center were AMAZING

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

No hot showers, lots of bugs, hot and no AC, but you love it anyways

* Food:

Best mashed potatoes ever

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The locals will love you

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

A little over cautious actually

* Safety:

Never felt in danger

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)

Spend a lot of the weekend and on souvenirs

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $10
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Use cash


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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
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?
  • Scuba
  • People I met
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Lower cost
  • Classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't worry about what's going on back home, be present!

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.