The Land of Smiles Past Review

By (Accounting, Trinity University) for

Webster University: Hua Hin - Webster in Thailand, Explore Asia

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely. It was a memorable experience. It is all about leaving your comfort zone and interacting with people who are different than you.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was enlightening. I took courses in which I wanted to learn something (e.g. photoshop and politics). The system was similar to what they use at Trinity University, so it was not hard at all. The professors were fairly lenient. Te

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was a great experience because I love to be around Thai people and I enjoy Thai food. It was a lot of fun.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was pretty good. They cleaned our room once every week and it was relatively cheap. My roommate was pretty nice too.

* Food:

I love Thai food! It was amazing

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Hua Hin Jazz Festival - this festival happens once every year where a lot of the top jazz players come to Hua Hin to perform. It was a lot of fun even though I didnt know anything about jazz.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Relatively safe campus and city

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $1500 Baht = $50 per week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Things were cheap. You will be surprised at how cheap things are.


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?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Thailand is relatively cheap.
  • Professors are great
  • Food is amazing
* What could be improved?
  • Might like to see more diversity in Webster Thailand campus