Life Changing Past Review

By (Eastern Illinois University) - abroad from 03/07/2019 to 05/10/2019 with

Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Student teaching abroad helped expand my mindset and taught me valuable lessons to take with me to my future classrooms.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* 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:

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? $300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Get a credit card specific for traveling that doesn't charge for conversions. I ended up spending so much on nothing just for every purchase or ATM withdrawl.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Traveling is just expensive
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You're never *really* traveling alone if you don't want to be!