An amazing 180 degree experience Past Review

By (International Business., University of Texas - San Antonio) - abroad from 05/18/2012 to 05/31/2012 with

University of Texas - San Antonio: College of Business: Singapore & Malaysia Immersion

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The importance of long-term relationships in the business world.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was very helpful. On both Malaysia and Singapore, the administration planned a great itinerary, and everything was done on time. They were content that we were there, and offered their services in case we needed anything.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food was excellent!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The trip only lasted for 12 days, although I did feel integrated with the culture. Especially, by having lunch with professors and students, and by getting to know business professionals.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Obtain a part time job or cut your weekly spendings. The money that you save, deposit it into a savings account.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Food
  • Itinerary
  • Diverse group
* What could be improved?
  • If professors would of told us the amount of times we would be using business professional attire.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? speaking Malay or Mandarin