Has anyone here participated in a study abroad program without the help of an agency (an agency being either UW or an outside group like CIEE)? I'm in the middle of all my preparations now and I almost wish I had paid the ridiculous agency fees just so I wouldn't have to be the one breathing down my prospective university's neck about course syllabi, credit conversion and a zillion other things.
Have you done this? Did you make it work? Did you get your credit at UW? If so, is there anything I can do to make this whole thing more bearable? Deadlines for winter quarter are coming up soon and right now, I got nothing.