Super fun times exploring the South Island and Australia Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/01/2019 to 11/10/2019 with

University of Otago, New Zealand: Study Abroad Programme

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was really challenging in the beginning but working through it was really good for me. Saw the same experience in friends

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

You have to cook for yourself, no dining halls

* 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

It was hard at times but I had a great time.


* 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? $200


* 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?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?
  • Access to nature
  • The other abroad students
  • Ski club and other outgoing kiwi students
* What could be improved?
  • Preparing midd students for the adjustment to abroad life.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Where to go and what to do. There's so much, would have been nice to know what is fun and not fun but it comes with a territory.

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Totalitarian Regimes

Course Department: History
Instructor: Seymour
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging and fun
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Maori Society

Course Department: Maori Studies
Instructor: Newman
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Intersting
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Global Security

Course Department: Poli Sci
Instructor: Masker
Instruction Language: English
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Special Topic: Art and Fashion

Course Department: Special Topics
Instructor: Nice lady, can't remember
Instruction Language: English
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