It's all a part of the experience! Past Review

By (Texas A&M University - College Station) - abroad from 05/13/2018 to 06/03/2018 with

AIFS Travel Program – Centuries of Genocide: A History

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learn a lot about the Holocaust and genocide in general! Yes it was more than worthwhile! I wish I could go again!

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?

Some of the hotels were not as great as others... but it is all about the experience!

* Food:

Loved the food! There were always a ton of options!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

When we have guided tours we were able to get to know the tour guides and really immerse ourselves in the experience! Along with that when we were not with the group we were free to do whatever so we could experience the food and somewhat the lifestyle of people that lived in the areas!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any healthcare problems but one person did on the trip and he was taken to a doctor who helped him!

* Safety:

I felt completely safe everywhere we went!

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I would pick it again because not only was it academically intriguing but the people on the trip made it fun and I was able to get a new experience in Europe!


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
  • The camps
  • The food
* What could be improved?
  • Some of the places we stayed
  • A better layout for the course
  • Not as many walking tours
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known to not bring as much stuff!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'