Loved New Zealand and would go back again! Past Review

By (Communication and Media Studies., Pennsylvania State University - Altoona) for

Victoria University of Wellington: Wellington - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
very. I Loved it! Would go back in a heart beat if I could!!!!

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Housing people were not very helpful. The internet was limited. And the classes were a lot of fun.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

at the flat

* 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? 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring money to set up an account when you are there. The charges aren't worth it. But you seem like you spend less when your there because of the exchange rate.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Absolutely loved it. If you want to learn about the culture you have to talk to the locals and get to know the culture. it was a blast. Take the Film classes if you are interested in film. It was a lot of fun.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Cultural Encounters

Course Department: Theatre 112
Instructor: Erin
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very fun. Reading all the literature was very fun. Most of the books were very fun to read.
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British Cinema

Course Department: Film 234
Instructor: Liv
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Liv got sick and we had to switch professors half way through. Over all the films were good and the course was well planned when we actually had a professor.
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Horror Film

Course Department: Film 338
Instructor: Tim Grove
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Awesome!!!!! Loved it. it was so cool to watch a film every class and talk about it. Favorite class I took abroad.
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