Isolating January 24, 2020

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/08/2019 to 11/01/2019 with

University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Independence but was very lonely

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? 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150

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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Being independent
  • Living in a house
  • Cooking
* What could be improved?
  • Very lonely
  • Hard to meet people
  • Hard to adjust
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish i understood the vibe of the school better. It was such a party school and nobody cared enough to work hard

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Maori Society

Course Department: Maori
Instructor: Erica Newman
Instruction Language: English
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Crime and social deviance

Course Department: Sociology
Instructor: Natalie
Instruction Language: English
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Counseling

Course Department: Education
Instructor: Jauque
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
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Social Psychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Jackie
Instruction Language: English
Comments:
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