Lots of exploring January 13, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/01/2020 to 11/09/2020 with

University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
How to live on my own, cook, buy and sell a car, explore new places

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

Would likely use a program -- direct enrollment lacked community/social component

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100 NZD
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Learn a grocery shopping routine/learn how to cook

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

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • 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?
  • Setting
* What could be improved?
  • Quality of professors in some classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Programs seem like the way to go. Try to branch out and meet local students.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Social Psychology

Course Department: Psycholiogy
Instructor: Jackie Hunter
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Not challenging, information presented poorly, syllabus was confusing, testing expectations were unclear. Assessed through one multiple choice exam, one lab report write up, one final written essay exam.
Credit Transfer Issues: