Was alright, wasn't the experience I was looking for or expecting Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 08/27/2018 to 12/21/2018 with

University of Texas at Austin: Chinese University of Hong Kong

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I need to be more proactive when it comes to studying abroad and traveling.

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? No


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Food
  • Ease of travel
  • Transportation within the country
* What could be improved?
  • Integration of international and exchange students
  • Better orientation and information for students
  • Providing better support of exchange students in general
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wished I had learned some Cantonese. But also about the differences in academic culture between the US and Hong Kong.