Great country,great people, perfect service level. Chileans know how to rule Past Review

By (2012, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) - abroad from 09/21/2012 to 11/16/2012 with

UCSC Chile: Concepcion - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Above all, I learned that I it is perfectly possible to stay abroad for a longer time without missing Holland at all. I learned some (Chilean) Spanish and a lot about the country. It was it worth!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I didn't follow courses, but went there for a project. Supervision was very good

* 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)

Chile is not very expensive, although it is more expensive than Europe

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? too Much... wasn't on a budget
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? bargain.. please bargain. Especially in the public trafic


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
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?
  • close cooperation and geniality between students and professors
* What could be improved?
  • More interaction between local and international students (it is deffinately not better in Holland)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You HAVE to learn spanish in advance... anyway a little

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.