Amazing Program & Experience of German Culture! December 17, 2019

By (Messiah College) - abroad from 01/01/2019 to 05/31/2019 with

Achievement Study Abroad - Two Countries, One Amazing Program!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Gained a global perspective, language skills, new friends from different cultures, tight bond with fellow international students.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

Absolutely would choose again. Amazing mix of cultural experiences, learning of the language, and set me up to engage with the local culture.

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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students
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?
  • structure and support of program
  • experience with country's culture & people
  • language skills learned
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing