A new glimpse of life. Past Review

By (New Media & Elementary Education, University of Maine at Orono) - abroad from 08/02/2013 to 12/20/2013 with

University of Ottawa: Ottowa - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a new experience that will last me a lifetime. I gained friends from all over the world who I will keep in contact with.

Review Photos

Exchange: Ottowa - University of Ottowa Photo

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:

* 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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Living in a city.
  • Being apart of the Killam Fellowship.
  • Fall Orientation and Spring follow up.
* What could be improved?
  • More help with registration for classes before the semester began.
  • Help with finding housing a head of arrival.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that Ottawa was mostly english speaking. I went with the intention of coming back bilingual. While Ottawa has a lot of people who speak french they mostly speak english.

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.