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Name (o ptio nal)
T e xt Re spo nse
Sco tt Tho msen
Brillante Wang
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E-mail Address (o ptio nal)
T e xt Re spo nse
sco ttetho msen@gmail.co m
brillanw@usc.edu
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Lo catio n
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39
Bar
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%
Aalto University Scho o l o f Eco no mics
0
0%
4
Australian Natio nal University
0
0%
6
Chinese University o f Ho ng Ko ng
0
0%
5
Co penhagen Business Scho o l
0
0%
3
Co rvinus University o f Budapest
0
0%
37
Chulalo ngko rn University
2
10 0 %
2
ESADE Business Scho o l
0
0%
40
ESCEM
0
0%
38
ESCP-EAP
0
0%
65
Fudan University
0
0%
13
HEC Scho o l o f Management
0
0%
7
Ho ng Ko ng UNiversity o f Science and Techno lo gy
0
0%
58
ICHEC Brussels
0
0%
63
IE Scho o l o f Business
0
0%
15
Ko rea University Business Scho o l
0
0%
16
Natio nal University o f Singapo re
0
0%
18
Natio nal Taiwan University
0
0%
27
Peking University
0
0%
14
Ro tterdam Scho o l o f Management
0
0%
61
Seo ul Natio nal University
0
0%
19
Singapo re Management University
0
0%
Thammasat University
0
0%
57
Universidade de No va de Lisbo n
0
0%
64
Universiidad de Carlo s Madrid III
0
0%
11
Universita Co mmerciale Luigi Bo cco ni
0
0%
62
University o f Ho ng Ko ng
0
0%
1
9
University o f Manchester, Manchester Business Scho o l
0
0%
10
University o f Melbo urne
0
0%
12
University o f Navarra
0
0%
17
University o f St. Gallen
0
0%
59
Vienna University o f Eco no mics and Business
0
0%
8
WHU Otto Beisheim Scho o l o f Management
0
0%
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37
Max Value
37
Mean
37.0 0
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0 .0 0
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0 .0 0
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4.
What is yo ur academic status this semester?
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%
1
So pho mo re
0
0%
2
Junio r
1
50 %
3
Senio r
1
50 %
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2
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Value
Min Value
2
Max Value
3
Mean
2.50
Variance
0 .50
Standard Deviatio n
0 .71
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2
5.
What is yo ur expected date o f graduatio n fro m USC (Semester and year, eg
Fall 20 0 9 )?
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Spring 13
Spring 20 13
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6.
What is yo ur majo r?
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BUAD
Business Administratio n
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7.
What is yo ur co ncentratio n (Business majo rs o nly)?
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IB I think
Internatio nal Business
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8.
Please indicate the term in which yo u were abro ad (semester and year, eg
Fall 20 0 9 ).
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spring 12
Spring 20 12
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9.
I. GENERAL PROGRAM EVALUATION Please rate the fo llo wing items:
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1
1. Yo ur o verall satisfactio n with the
pro gram.
Ve ry
dissat isf ie d
So m e what
dissat isf ie d
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
sat isf ie d
Ve ry
sat isf ie d
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Me an
0
0
0
0
2
2
5.0 0
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1. Yo ur o ve rall sat isf act io n wit h t he pro gram .
Min Value
5
Max Value
5
Mean
5.0 0
Variance
0 .0 0
Standard Deviatio n
0 .0 0
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10.
No t at all
so
So m e what
so
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
so
Ve ry m uch
so
T o t al
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Me an
2. To what extent did the pro gram meet yo ur expectatio ns?
0
0
0
1
1
2
4.50
3. To what extent was yo ur participatio n in the pro gram a valuable
learning experience?
0
0
0
0
2
2
5.0 0
#
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1
2
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2. T o what e xt e nt did t he pro gram m e e t yo ur
e xpe ct at io ns?
3. T o what e xt e nt was yo ur part icipat io n in t he pro gram a valuable le arning
e xpe rie nce ?
Min Value
4
5
Max Value
5
5
Mean
4.50
5.0 0
Variance
0 .50
0 .0 0
Standard
Deviatio n
0 .71
0 .0 0
2
2
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#
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4. To what extent wo uld yo u reco mmend
this pro gram to o ther USC students?
Wo uld no t
re co m m e nd at
all
May re co m m e nd
wit h re se rvat io ns
Ne ut ral
Wo uld sure ly
re co m m e nd
Wo uld
re co m m e nd
m o st st ro ngly
T o t al
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Me an
0
0
0
1
1
2
4.50
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4 . T o what e xt e nt wo uld yo u re co m m e nd t his pro gram t o o t he r USC st ude nt s?
Min Value
4
Max Value
5
Mean
4.50
Variance
0 .50
Standard Deviatio n
0 .71
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12.
II. ACADEMIC PROGRAM
No t at
all so
So m e what
so
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
so
Ve ry
m uch so
T o t al
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5. To what extent were yo ur co urses intellectually challenging?
0
0
0
2
0
2
4.0 0
6 . Ho w co mparable was the quality o f instructio n and academic demand o f
classes to that o f USC?
0
1
0
1
0
2
3.0 0
#
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1
2
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5 . T o what e xt e nt we re yo ur co urse s int e lle ct ually
challe nging?
6 . Ho w co m parable was t he qualit y o f inst ruct io n and acade m ic de m and o f
classe s t o t hat o f USC?
Min Value
4
2
Max Value
4
4
Mean
4.0 0
3.0 0
Variance
0 .0 0
2.0 0
Standard
Deviatio n
0 .0 0
1.41
2
2
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St ro ngly
disagre e
Disagre e
Ne ut ral
Agre e
St ro ngly
Agre e
T o t al
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7. The grading system used in the co urses was
explained.
0
0
1
1
0
2
3.50
8 . I was able to register fo r all the classes that I wanted.
0
0
0
1
1
2
4.50
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2
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7 . T he grading syst e m use d in t he co urse s was e xplaine d.
8. I was able t o re gist e r f o r all t he classe s t hat I want e d.
Min Value
3
4
Max Value
4
5
Mean
3.50
4.50
Variance
0 .50
0 .50
Standard Deviatio n
0 .71
0 .71
2
2
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14.
No t at all
so
So m e what
so
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
so
Ve ry m uch
so
T o t al
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Me an
9 . To what extent were yo u prepared fo r the co ursewo rk?
0
0
0
2
0
2
4.0 0
2
10 . To what extent do yo u feel yo u were immersed in the culture o f the
ho st co untry?
0
0
0
0
2
2
5.0 0
3
11. To what extent did yo u gain a better appreciatio n o f the ho st
culture's perspectives?
0
0
0
1
1
2
4.50
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1
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9 . T o what e xt e nt we re yo u
pre pare d f o r t he co urse wo rk?
10 . T o what e xt e nt do yo u f e e l yo u we re
im m e rse d in t he cult ure o f t he ho st co unt ry?
11. T o what e xt e nt did yo u gain a be t t e r
appre ciat io n o f t he ho st cult ure 's pe rspe ct ive s?
Min Value
4
5
4
Max Value
4
5
5
Mean
4.0 0
5.0 0
4.50
Variance
0 .0 0
0 .0 0
0 .50
Standard
Deviatio n
0 .0 0
0 .0 0
0 .71
2
2
2
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Ve ry
dissat isf ie d
So m e what
dissat isf ie d
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
sat isf ie d
Ve ry
Sat isf ie d
T o t al
Re spo nse s
Me an
12. Please rate yo ur o verall satisfactio n with the co ntent o f
the co urses yo u to o k.
0
0
0
2
0
2
4.0 0
13. Please rate yo ur o verall satisfactio n with the quality o f
instructio n.
0
0
1
1
0
2
3.50
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2
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12. Ple ase rat e yo ur o ve rall sat isf act io n wit h t he co nt e nt o f t he
co urse s yo u t o o k.
13. Ple ase rat e yo ur o ve rall sat isf act io n wit h t he qualit y o f
inst ruct io n.
Min Value
4
3
Max Value
4
4
Mean
4.0 0
3.50
Variance
0 .0 0
0 .50
Standard
Deviatio n
0 .0 0
0 .71
2
2
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14. Please rate the o verall level o f faculty interest in
students.
Ve ry
lo w
So m e what
lo w
Ave rage
Highe r t han
ave rage
Ve ry
high
T o t al
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Me an
0
0
1
0
1
2
4.0 0
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14 . Ple ase rat e t he o ve rall le ve l o f f acult y int e re st in st ude nt s.
Min Value
3
Max Value
5
Mean
4.0 0
Variance
2.0 0
Standard Deviatio n
1.41
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17.
#
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1
15. Please rate yo ur o verall satisfactio n with the
academic pro gram.
Ve ry
dissat isf ie d
So m e what
dissat isf ie d
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
sat isf ie d
Ve ry
sat isf ie d
T o t al
Re spo nse s
Me an
0
0
0
2
0
2
4.0 0
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15 . Ple ase rat e yo ur o ve rall sat isf act io n wit h t he acade m ic pro gram .
Min Value
4
Max Value
4
Mean
4.0 0
Variance
0 .0 0
Standard Deviatio n
0 .0 0
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2
18.
III. LANGUAGE PREPARATIONIf yo u did no t take a fo reign language
class this semester, please cho o se "No t applicable" fo r each questio n.
No t
applicable
Po o r
Ne e ds
im pro ve m e nt
Fair
Go o d
Exce lle nt
T o t al
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Me an
16 . Ho w were yo ur language skills befo re the
pro gram?
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
1.50
2
17. Ho w were yo ur language skills after the pro gram?
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
2.50
3
18 . Yo ur living situatio n aided yo ur language
acquisitio n.
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
1.50
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16 . Ho w we re yo ur language skills be f o re
t he pro gram ?
17 . Ho w we re yo ur language skills af t e r
t he pro gram ?
18. Yo ur living sit uat io n aide d yo ur language
acquisit io n.
Min Value
Max Value
1
1
1
2
4
2
Mean
1.50
2.50
1.50
Variance
0 .50
4.50
0 .50
Standard
Deviatio n
0 .71
2.12
0 .71
2
2
2
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19 . If yo u studied a fo reign language o n the pro gram, please rate yo ur
o verall level o f satisfactio n with the language educatio n co mpo nent o f
the pro gram.
Ve ry
dissat isf ie d
So m e what
dissat isf ie d
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
sat isf ie d
Ve ry
sat isf ie d
T o t al
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0
0
2
0
0
2
3.0 0
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19 . If yo u st udie d a f o re ign language o n t he pro gram , ple ase rat e yo ur o ve rall le ve l o f sat isf act io n wit h t he language e ducat io n
co m po ne nt o f t he pro gram .
Min Value
3
Max Value
3
Mean
3.0 0
Variance
0 .0 0
Standard
Deviatio n
0 .0 0
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20.
IV. SUPPORT SERVICESPlease rate yo ur level o f satisfactio n with the
fo llo wing catego ries:
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Ve ry
dissat isf ie d
So m e what
dissat isf ie d
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
sat isf ie d
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20 . On-site academic advising
0
0
1
1
0
2
3.50
2
21. On-site o rientatio n
0
0
1
1
0
2
3.50
3
22. On-site academic facilities (e.g. classro o ms, libraries,
co mputer labs), excluding ho using.
0
0
0
2
0
2
4.0 0
4
23. Co mmunicatio n with the USC Marshall o ffice in Lo s Angeles
0
0
1
0
1
2
4.0 0
5
24. Overall impressio n o f o n-site suppo rt services
0
0
0
2
0
2
4.0 0
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20 . On-sit e
acade m ic
advising
21. On-sit e
o rie nt at io n
22. On-sit e acade m ic f acilit ie s (e .g.
classro o m s, librarie s, co m put e r labs),
e xcluding ho using.
23. Co m m unicat io n wit h t he
USC Marshall o f f ice in Lo s
Ange le s
24 . Ove rall im pre ssio n
o f o n-sit e suppo rt
se rvice s
Min Value
3
3
4
3
4
Max Value
4
4
4
5
4
Mean
3.50
3.50
4.0 0
4.0 0
4.0 0
Variance
0 .50
0 .50
0 .0 0
2.0 0
0 .0 0
Standard
Deviatio n
0 .71
0 .71
0 .0 0
1.41
0 .0 0
2
2
2
2
2
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V. HOUSINGPlease rate yo ur level o f satisfactio n with the fo llo wing
catego ries:
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Ve ry
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So m e what
dissat isf ie d
Ne ut ral
Mo st ly
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1
25. Ho using co o rdinatio n
0
0
0
0
2
2
5.0 0
2
26 . Lo catio n o f student ho using
0
0
0
1
1
2
4.50
3
27. Quality o f ho using
arrangements
0
0
0
0
2
2
5.0 0
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25 . Ho using co o rdinat io n
26 . Lo cat io n o f st ude nt ho using
27 . Qualit y o f ho using arrange m e nt s
Min Value
5
4
5
Max Value
5
5
5
Mean
5.0 0
4.50
5.0 0
Variance
0 .0 0
0 .50
0 .0 0
Standard Deviatio n
0 .0 0
0 .71
0 .0 0
2
2
2
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VI. OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS 31. Why did yo u cho o se this pro gram?
T e xt Re spo nse
I cho se this pro gram because I did no t get my to p Euro pean cho ices! But I ended up having a cho ice between a few Euro pean and Asian destinatio ns (because o f a
mistake during my applicatio n) and cho se Bangko k because I wanted to step as far o ut o f my co mfo rt zo ne as po ssible. I think I was scared to put it as my to p cho ice at
first, but eventually realized it was a o nce in a lifetime o ppo rtunity--whereas I did no t feel the same way abo ut the pro spects o f living in Euro pe.
I wanted to cho o se a pro gram that was very different fro m the Western culture that I'm used to . I also have an interest in learning abo ut So utheast Asian culture, Buddhism
and meditatio n to get a sense o f what it's like.
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32. Please co mpare these aspects o f yo ur pro gram with study at USC.
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USC/in L.A. Be t t e r
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2
1) Quality o f instructio n
1
0
1
2
2.0 0
2) Co ntent o f co urses
1
0
1
2
2.0 0
3
3) Intellectual challenge o f co urses
0
0
2
2
3.0 0
4
4) Faculty interest in/suppo rt o f students
0
1
1
2
2.50
5
5) Individual assistance pro vided
0
1
1
2
2.50
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1) Qualit y o f
inst ruct io n
2) Co nt e nt o f
co urse s
3) Int e lle ct ual challe nge o f
co urse s
4 ) Facult y int e re st in/suppo rt o f
st ude nt s
5 ) Individual assist ance
pro vide d
Min Value
1
1
3
2
2
Max Value
3
3
3
3
3
Mean
2.0 0
2.0 0
3.0 0
2.50
2.50
Variance
2.0 0
2.0 0
0 .0 0
0 .50
0 .50
Standard
Deviatio n
1.41
1.41
0 .0 0
0 .71
0 .71
2
2
2
2
2
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33. Ho w much study time per week do yo u reco mmend in o rder to keep
up with classes?
T e xt Re spo nse
0
Make sure yo u pay attentio n in class and yo u do n't need to study until a few days befo re the midterm. If yo u want go o d grades I reco mmend several ho urs per class and
even mo re fo r the calculatio ns based classes.
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25.
34. Ho w, if at all, do es the structure o f the co urses differ fro m tho se at
USC? Did yo u like o r dislike these differences?
T e xt Re spo nse
Well the classes are three ho urs which really sucks. Impo ssible to pay attentio n fo r that lo ng. So I actually disliked that aspect, but o f co urse having class o nce a week
o pens up po tential travel plans.
Each class met o nce per week and was three ho urs lo ng with a 30 minute break. (I think it's suppo sed to be 15 minutes but usually ended up being at least 30 ). I liked it
because yo u went to class o nce and go t it o ver with fo r the rest o f the week and that freed up a lo t o f yo ur time to do whatever yo u want. Three ho urs might seem like a lo ng
time but with the 30 minute break it's really no t bad at all.
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26.
35. Are there co urses o r pro fesso rs that yo u wo uld particular
reco mmend? Please explain:
T e xt Re spo nse
Human Reso urces with Fuchs is pretty go o d. He is really blunt, ho nest, and seems to tho ro ughly enjo y what he do es.
Yes. Human Reso urce Management taught by Daniel Fuchs. His class is basically him talking abo ut his life which is really interesting.
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27.
36 . Are there co urses o r pro fesso rs that yo u wo uld advise against taking?
Please explain:
T e xt Re spo nse
Financial Statement Analysis. It's extremely difficult. It requires a kno wledge o f internatio nal acco unting that US students do no t have, and the teacher was mean to put it
simply. He wo uld co nstantly berate the Thai students fo r their suppo sed po o r English. Just no t a go o d enviro nment.
I tho ught Lo gic and Philo so phy wo uld be interesting but it was actually pretty dry and everyo ne go t pretty bad grades. My friend did the best o ut o f all the exchange students
in the class o n the midterm and still ended up with a B-. So there's basically no curve.
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37. Has participatio n in this pro gram influenced yo ur academic o r career
go als? Ho w?
T e xt Re spo nse
Yes, it has led me to co nsider living and wo rking in Asia--specifically Bangko k.
My Mo ney Markets and Capital Markets class definitely spurred my interest in general finance. No t sure ho w it will affect my go als lo ng term tho ugh. I made so me amazing
friends o utside o f scho o l thro ugh breakdancing.
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29.
Please tell us abo ut yo ur experience with the fo reign language o f yo ur
ho st co untry: 38 . Besides English, what is (are) the language(s) mo st
pro minently spo ken o n the campus o f the university where yo u studied?
T e xt Re spo nse
Thai
Thai
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30.
39 . Did yo u speak the ho st language, o r receive any language training in
the ho st language prio r to , o r during yo ur semester abro ad? If yes, please
explain:
T e xt Re spo nse
No , there were three intro to Thai co urses o ffered but I had co nflicting classes that prevented me fro m taking them.
No training prio r. The Thai students ho sted a beginner level Thai Language wo rksho p that was really fun and taught us all ho w to co unt and say basic phrases.
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31.
Then rate:
#
Que st io n
Exce lle nt
Go o d
Fair
Po o r
T o t al Re spo nse s
Me an
1
1) Yo ur language skills befo re the pro gram:
0
0
0
2
2
4.0 0
2
2) Language training o n the pro gram:
0
0
1
1
2
3.50
3
3) Yo ur pro ficiency after the pro gram:
0
0
1
1
2
3.50
St at ist ic
1) Yo ur language skills be f o re t he pro gram :
2) Language t raining o n t he pro gram :
3) Yo ur pro f icie ncy af t e r t he pro gram :
Min Value
4
3
3
Max Value
4
4
4
Mean
4.0 0
3.50
3.50
Variance
0 .0 0
0 .50
0 .50
Standard Deviatio n
0 .0 0
0 .71
0 .71
2
2
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40 . Did cultural/so cial activities spo nso red by the pro gram assist yo u in
language acquisitio n?
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No
No t really. Just that o ne wo rksho p.
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41. Did o utside/o ther activities help? Please explain.
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I did no t really try to learn Thai, so me o ther students did and were so mewhat able to speak it.
Definitely. I was breakdancing with different gro ups o f Thai lo cals, who all were able to teach me Thai. I also do wnlo aded an App that had a bunch o f Thai phrases o n it and
that taught me so much. Yo u co uld click o n the phrase and it wo uld spell it o ut pho netically and a vo ice wo uld pro no unce it fo r yo u. It was quite amazing. I was able to have
basic co nversatio ns by the end o f the semester.
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42. What percentage o f students o n the campus o f yo ur ho st co untry
(wo uld yo u estimate) actively speak English?
T e xt Re spo nse
20 -30 but everybo dy in the BBA pro gram is mo re o r less pro ficient. To be ho nest, they speak much better English than so me o f the exchange students USC ho sts.
Actively? No bo dy speaks English to each o ther o utside o f class if that's what that means. But the majo rity o f students were pro ficient to fluent, so me just lacked the
co nfidence.
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43. Ho w wo uld yo u reco mmend that students prepare fo r language
differences abro ad?
T e xt Re spo nse
Just learn to smile a lo t and accept that things will no t go yo ur way. It seems a bit unreaso nable to learn ho w to speak Thai befo re yo u go , I wo uld no t really wo rry abo ut it.
No t speaking a wo rd o f Thai just makes fo r part o f the fun
No preparatio n really needed. Once yo u get there, try to beco me friends with a bunch o f Thai lo cals if yo u want to learn the language. Or just ask any student to help yo u.
They're all really willing to help and appreciate it if yo u take an interest in the language.
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45. If yo u used STA Travel fo r transpo rtatio n arrangements, were yo u
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T e xt Re spo nse
No I did no t
I didn't use it
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46 . Is there any aspect o f the pro gram that yo u wo uld like to see changed
o r different? (VERY IMPORTANT!)
T e xt Re spo nse
No pe.
I think it wo uld be incredible if the pro gram ado pted a ho st family o ptio n. Altho ugh it was amazing getting to kno w all o f the o ther exchange students living in the same
apartment/ho tel to gether and I lo ve my ro o mmates, having the o ptio n to live with a ho st family wo uld have pro vided such a dramatic element o f cultural immersio n that
so me peo ple might truly appreciate. Obvio usly it requires a lo t o f lo gistics tho ugh.
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47. Additio nal co mments o n services and co o rdinatio n.
T e xt Re spo nse
No ne
No pe
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Please tell us abo ut yo ur travel experiences. 48 . Ho w did yo u find yo ur
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Wo uld yo u reco mmend this metho d?
T e xt Re spo nse
Sure, the internet is pretty go o d these days.
Yes
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49 . What was the average co st fo r ro und-trip tickets to yo ur ho st co untry?
T e xt Re spo nse
Pro bably aro und 130 0 , but I flew no nsto p (huge mistake because 18 ho ur flights are no t fun) and it was clo ser to 18 0 0
I think it was aro und $9 0 0
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50 . Ho w o ften did yo u travel and to where?
T e xt Re spo nse
I traveled 5 weekends and then to o k two weeks o ff o f class to travel fo r two weeks straight. On my weekend excursio ns, I went to Ko h Samui (a so uthern Thai island,) Bali,
Bo rneo , (No te Bali and Bo rneo was with my parents and really is no t financially feasible o n a student budget,) Sri Lanka, and Ho ng Ko ng. With my two week adventure I
went to Cambo dia, Lao s, and Vietnam. I also have taken two day trips via train and rental car to two Wo rld HEritage Sites no t far fro m Bangko k.
I travelled fo ur times. The first time was to Ko h Pang Gan fo r the half mo o n party fo r my ro o mmate's birthday. The seco nd time was to Ayutthaya, which is a city in Thailand
that has ancient ruins built in aro und 110 0 AD. The third time was to Cambo dia with my ro o o mmate. I literally walked into his ro o m o ne night and asked, "Hey. Wanna go to
Cambo dia to mo rro w mo rning?" Within like twelve ho urs we were o n a train and o n o ur way to see Angko r Wat, a magnificent temple built in aro und 10 0 0 AD. The fo urth
time was after I finished my finals, and I went with my o ther ro o mmate to Nepal. That was mindblo wing. We spent several days trekking in the Himalayas, which was
co mpletely spellbinding at times. We spent the last day in Kathmandu, the capital city, in awe o f its mystical atmo sphere and wo nderful peo ple. It was an unfo rgettable
experience.
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51. Did the structure o f the ho st institutio n's co urse schedule fo ster travel
o ppo rtunity o r prevent it? Why?
T e xt Re spo nse
So mewhat. The class o nce a week allo wed yo u to stack yo ur schedule if yo u really wanted. I initially planned o n taking class o nly two days a week but quickly realized the 9
ho urs a day I'd have to take was hell and was ruining my week as I dreaded the tho ughts o f that ho rrible day. Also , yo u are suppo sedly o nly allo wed to miss 20 percent o f
classes (aka just two classes) o r yo u canno t take the final exam. There is also no Spring Break o r any ho lidays fo r that matter. Finally, teachers can make up class o n any
day they want to . Thus yo u may have had travel plans o n Saturday fo r a mo nth, and then find o ut yo ur class o n Wednesday that was cancelled because the teacher was o n
ho liday wo uld be made up o n Saturday. To ugh to avo id. A bit frustrating.
Fo ster. Classes o nly met o nce a week so yo u had a lo t o f time to travel, as lo ng as yo u made sure mo st o f yo ur classes were o n the same days. I had fo ur-day scho o l
weeks, but mo st students had classes o nly three days o f the week.
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52. Do yo u have any tips o r info rmatio n abo ut traveling while abro ad that
yo u wo uld like to share with upco ming exchange students preparing fo r their trip?
T e xt Re spo nse
Go to Bangko k because the travel po ssibilities are mind-blo wing. Cambo dia, Lao s, Vietnam, and Burma are abo ut an ho ur away. Ho ng Ko ng, Singapo re, Kuala Lumpur,
and Calcutta are abo ut two ho urs away. Sri Lanka and Nepal are abo ut three ho urs. Delhi and Mumbai are o nly 4-5. The destinatio ns that can be easily visited are simply
extrao rdinary and the diversity o f lifestyles is simply mind blo wing. Try go ing to Sri Lanka o ne weekend and Ho ng Ko ng the next--such wo nderful extremes.
www.seat6 1.co m is aweso me fo r learning exactly ho w to get fro m place to place. It to ld us step-by-step o n ho w to get to Cambo dia. The bo o k Lo nely Planet is also great,
including the fo rums o n the website, which have a lo t o f answered questio ns. The bo o ks are kind o f expensive, but yo u co uld pro bably get extremely cheap co pies o f the
series while in Thailand, which are like exact replicas o f the actual bo o ks.
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53. EXPENSES: Ho w much spending mo ney FOR THE ENTIRE
SEMESTER wo uld yo u reco mmend that the next participants budget fo r this
pro gram?
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54. Did yo u experience any fo rm o f crime, o r were yo u in danger at any
time (such as the victim o r witness o f assault, ro bbery, etc.)? If yes, please
explain:
T e xt Re spo nse
No , Bangko k is the safest city that I have ever been in. No t o nce did I even feel threatened. So me students had belo ngings sto len during So ngkran (an eno rmo us festival)
but no bo dy experienced any physical threats.
No . Bangko k is extremely safe. I never felt in danger, no r did anyo ne else I talked to .
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55. Befo re departure fro m USC, o r upo n immediate arrival to yo ur ho st
co untry, do yo u think yo u were adequately warned and/o r prepared to deal with
mo st incidents mentio ned in the Health and Safety sectio n o f this evaluatio n?
T e xt Re spo nse
Yes
Yes.
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51.
56 . If yo u did no t feel adequately prepared (respo nse to questio n #55),
what do yo u think yo u needed to kno w o r hear in advance? Ho w co uld yo u have
been better info rmed and/o r prepared?
T e xt Re spo nse
No thing.
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57. Were yo u kno wledgeable abo ut yo ur USC o verseas insurance
co verage po licy?
T e xt Re spo nse
No
So mewhat. I had the packet which I co uld refer to whenever I needed. The o ppo rtunity never aro se tho ugh, fo rtunately.
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58 . Did yo u experience any negative treatment that yo u feel was related to
yo ur ethnicity, race, natio nal o rigin, gender, sexual o rientatio n, o r religio n? If yes,
please explain:
T e xt Re spo nse
No t really. As a white man, tuk-tuk drivers o ften try to take me to sex sho ws. But so is Bangko k.
No pe.
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59 . What was the best part o f the pro gram?
T e xt Re spo nse
Bangko k and the travel o ppo rtunities. The city is abso lutely amazing. Extremely energetic. Amazingly co ntrasting. Street fo o d can be had fo r a do llar (and I really mean this,
abo ut half o f my meals have been under a do llar) o utside a restaurant serving up 10 0 steaks. The peo ple are beautiful and seem to still enjo y fo reigners. The travel
o ppo rtunities are incredible. Fo r a few hundred do llars, I've had the blessing to go to so me places (Sri Lanka, Nepal, Lao s, Cambo dia) that just mo nths ago I co uld no t
even fatho m I wo uld visit.
The peo ple. The fo o d. The freedo m. The adventure.
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55.
6 0 . What was the mo st difficult part?
T e xt Re spo nse
We had to wear a unifo rm--lo ng sleeve shirt and pants-- in heats that co nstantly climbed o ver 9 0 degrees. What ho rro r. Also peo ple really do no t speak English. In
general, the lo cal kno wledge o f English is co mically bad. But in truth, that adds to the experience--and fo rces yo u to make Thai-speaking friends.
The heat and humidity go t kind o f bad.
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56.
6 1. Describe a situatio n that yo u experienced as a result o f culture sho ck
o r cultural misunderstanding. Ho w did yo u reso lve it?
T e xt Re spo nse
There is so me po verty that is way wo rse than anything yo u see o n a regular basis in the States o r in Euro pe. Really no way to deal with it. Values are different--much o f
Thailand is quite co rrupt and mo ney and status are mo re valued here than in the US. Again, yo u just kind o f accept it. Aside fro m that, no real culture sho ck.
Students are late to class all the time, especially the Thai students. They also chat a lo t during class, especially in larger classes. This came to a sho ck to me at first, but it's
just part o f their culture. The university almo st seemed like a high scho o l.
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6 2. Describe so mething that yo u are pro ud o f having acco mplished during
yo ur stay.
T e xt Re spo nse
I really understo o d that the US way is no t always the best way.
I am pro ud o f the friends I made. I made a co nscio us effo rt to hang o ut with no t just exhcange students but with Thai Lo cals as well o n an almo st daily basis. I achieved this
thro ugh breakdancing with multiple gro ups o f peo ple who I fo und and practicing with them. Thai peo ple are extremely respectful and seem to be inherently happy as a result
o f their culture, and it's incredible to have such amazing peo ple as friends. I also became great friends with a Taiwanese lo cker (a type o f dancer) and was able to practice
speaking Chinese, while he practiced speaking English, and we bo th practiced o ur Thai with o ur Thai friends. That brings me to my next acco mplishment, which was my
language ability at the end. I was significantly better than mo st o ther exchange students at speaking Thai as a result o f my interactio ns and desire to get better at the
language. Altho ugh it was really fun go ing o ut with the o ther exchange students so metimes, I was able to fo cus o n Thailand and no t Expatland. I'm also pro ud to say that I
became extremely pro ficient writing with my left hand, which made class much mo re entertaining.
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6 3. What do yo u wish yo u had kno wn abo ut befo re leaving?
T e xt Re spo nse
Ho w amazing yo ur relatio nships will be with yo ur fello w exchange students--I unfo rtunately missed the memo until the latter part o f the semester. As a relatively shy
perso n, I did no t start meeting peo ple until quite late (o ther than my ro o mmates and a few o thers) and I regret that because I am no w having a fantastic time hanging o ut
with them.
I wish I knew that the po wer o utlets have a different vo ltage than the o nes in the US. I plugged a po wer strip into the wall and it actually had an electricity explo sio n. Yo u
co uld see a o range glo wing ball blo w up in a split seco nd and it was super lo ud. I also destro yed my speakers. So make sure that the vo ltage o f yo ur electro nics is
co mpatible with the vo ltage in the walls in yo ur apartment o r else yo u'll be sad. Fo rtunately my lapto p charger's vo ltage had a vo ltage range wide eno ugh to include the
vo ltage level o f Thailand's o utlets.
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6 4. Do yo u have any travel tips to share?
T e xt Re spo nse
Bo o k yo ur flights in advance--no t the week befo re.
Lo nely Planet. www.lo nelyplanet.co m
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6 5. What wo uld yo u like to say to the students go ing after yo u?
T e xt Re spo nse
Eat well, travel o ften, make friends that will last a lifetime. And go to Bangko k because it is abso lutely crazy and will sho w yo u just what it feels like to be impo ssibly alive.
Whatever yo u're lo o king fo r in Thailand, yo u'll pro bably find.
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6 6 . Any final tho ughts...
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Bangko k, stay crazy.
Oh man what an adventure.
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