Fun summer September 11, 2018

By (Economics, Brandeis University) - abroad from 06/28/2018 to 08/10/2018 with

Yonsei University: Yonsei International Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was a great experience for me to stay somewhere that I am not so familiar with. I feel like I learned a lot of the culture there.

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.

I took two classes and they varied in intensities.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program was well organized and easy to follow.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was great- not too far from the school and very clean.

* Food:

I always loved Korean food and it was even better there.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt really welcomed.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had a cold and visited the hospital and I became fine quickly.

* Safety:

It was safe to walk around even late night.

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)

I ate a lot and visited a lot of places so I used a lot of money, but it is definitely possible to stay with not much money.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Choose cheap food.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the environment
  • the food
  • the classes
* What could be improved?
  • I wish they had other housing options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how easy it is to get around with public transportation

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.