Alright September 12, 2017

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/17/2017 to 06/21/2017 with

University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about New Zealand history and politics.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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? No

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?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Students
  • Food
* What could be improved?
  • Diversity
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It was going to be an isolating experience

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

New Zealand in the World, 1350-2000

Course Department: History
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: No
Course Name/Rating:

New Zealand Foreign Policy

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
Course Name/Rating:

Investment analysis and Portfolio Management

Course Department: Finance
Instructor:
Instruction Language:
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
Course Name/Rating:

The World Economy

Course Department: Economics
Instructor:
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: No