Absolutely amazing, I got to know the country really well and loved it October 11, 2021

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/19/2021 to 06/28/2021 with

The University of Auckland: Auckland - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot from the indigenous culture in New Zealand

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • NZ Culture
  • Club activities
  • Courses
* What could be improved?
  • Orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that Auckland is a relatively expensive place to live

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.

Individual Course Reviews

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Intermediate French

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Ideas and Context for Creative Practice

Course Department: Fine Art
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Game Theory

Course Department: Economics
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Instruction Language: English
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Global History of Photography

Course Department: Art History
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Instruction Language: English
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New Zealand Politics

Course Department: Political Science
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Instruction Language: English
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Introductory French

Course Department: French
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Reading/Writing/Text

Course Department: English
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Instruction Language: English
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Rethinking China

Course Department: Asian Studies
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Instruction Language: English
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: No