An absolutely incredible experience Past Review

By (University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 05/09/2016 to 05/28/2016 with

University of Northern Iowa: UNI Capstone in New Zealand

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
New viewpoints and worldly points of view. I have gained an appreciation for things that I never appreciated before. I love the idea of travel and want to impart on others the genuine nature of native New Zealanders. I hope to eventually move there one day.

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.

* 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

The program and the country was everything I hoped it would be, but the professor should definitely be changed.


* 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? $750
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't save money, have the best time you can within a reasonable budget. But don't let money hinder your experience


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • The tour guide
  • The country/scenery
  • The people/ maori culture
* What could be improved?
  • The professor
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How expensive everything would be, and all the activities available

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.