This was a life adventure! Past Review

By (Business Administration and Management, Utah State University) - abroad from 05/30/2015 to 06/20/2015 with

Utah State University: Asia - Asia Go Global Program Summer, Hosted by the Asia Institute

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience was nothing short of a life adventure that taught me so much about myself as well as the world. I had the opportunity to sharpen my skills, broaden my perspectives, and expand my knowledge; in addition to making new friendships and memories along the way. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone because it is one I will surely not soon forget.

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Utah State University: Asia - Asia Go Global Program Summer, Hosted by Asia Institute Photo

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This was a truly amazing program full of exciting activities and engaging business visits that did a lot to broaden my original perspectives about business, and about the world. Great job!

* 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:

Overall, each city was relatively safe for us traveling in a big group. I never felt at risk on our projects going out into the city or anything, but as always no city is completely immune to crime, so be smart in your decisions.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* 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)

It wasn't bad at all to afford food and special gifts and such while away on this program. A little goes a long way here in Asia because things are much cheaper here.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I took about 25 dollars with me everyday just to be safe, but even that was quite a lot. I think it's safe to say that you could get away with about 10 dollars or so a day.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The incredible people I met, the memorable experiences I had, and the new insights I gained
* What could be improved?
  • Probably just the preparation before the trip in class.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How hot is really is in Asia, bring some extra money for lot's of water bottles haha!

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.