The Greatest Adventure of my Life Past Review

By (Utah Valley University) - abroad from 05/01/2012 to 06/01/2012 with

Utah Valley University: Traveling - Art History

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This experience is impossible to put into words. It was literally the greatest experience of my life. It was everything I hoped it would be and so much more! I made lifelong friends, experienced different cultures, saw things I've only ever dreamed of, and had to pick up my jaw off the floor as I stared at the most beautiful art in the entire world. It was completely worthwhile and the best thing I have ever done for myself. This is the perfect time of my life to experience something like that and I'm so glad I did it. I'll look back on this for the rest of my life because of the lessons I learned and the goals I achieved there.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was incredible and amazing! I can't put it into words! Every day was completely insane and I learned so much.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Steve was always prepared and worked out everything for us ahead of time!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The hotels were all great locations with great people.

* Food:

The meals were incredible!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We went to mostly tourist spots, which is expected and totally fine.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Great, I don't think anyone had any health issues.

* 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)

I think you could live on a budget if you wanted to, but since you're in a foreign country you shouldn't let money hold you back from doing extra activities and stuff that costs extra money.

* 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? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just save a lot of money before so you don't feel bad spending it when you get there!


* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The David by Michelangelo
  • Making all the new friends that I still keep in contact with
  • Experiencing what it feels like to live in a different country
* What could be improved?
  • Honestly, nothing! It was an incredible experience!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it was going to be as amazing as I thought it would be and I didn't have to worry!