My experience was very enlightening and resourceful. Past Review

By (International Business admistration, University of Texas - San Antonio) - abroad from 05/18/2012 to 09/30/2012 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 whole experience was phenomenal. To give you a bit of information about myself. I was born and raised in Morocco. Spend the past few years of my life in the U.S, yet this trip made me feel as if I have never set foot overseas. Its an experience of a life time. Without all the members involvement and the faculty I would have never been able to visit or meet the people I met during this journey.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: NUS Business School Singapore Management University
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The Emersion program was extremely educational. It gave me a whole new perspective in the Academia domain overseas. The whole experience and the super charge program was intense and resourceful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Organized and well planned. Few draw back here and there, but nothing worth mentioning.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We were treated like royalty. Much appreciated from the University of Texas at San Antonio for a such accommodation.

* Food:

No complaints!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We were welcomed and well prepared for the task ahead.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Properly and promptly.

* Safety:

Singapore/Malaysia is extremely safe place to visit. We didn't experience any issue regarding the safety aspect.

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)

No complaints. I had 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? $100.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Create a budget and have a general idea of the cost of living in the host country.


* 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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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • The experience of a whole new World
  • The experience of a whole new culture
  • The opportunity of a life time from an educational prospective
* What could be improved?
  • Longer time
  • Review/Discussion of the program prior to the trip
  • Little extra time to rest
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That time is of the essence. From the time we landed to the time we took off, we were extremely busy touring, attending lectures and visiting businesses. I don't know if that would have made a difference, but since this was my first trip overseas from an educational perspective, I knew first hand how one needs to be punctual, alert and ready to go at all time.