Amazing experience Past Review

By (Exercise Science, Endicott College) - abroad from 09/08/2014 to 12/19/2014 with

American College of Greece: Athens - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself which I think is a very important aspect of studying abroad

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

my apartment was small but my room had two people to fit into a single so it was a very tight squeeze

* Food:

there was no dining hall but all of the restaurants I went to were amazing

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

it would have been nice to be more friendly with locals

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

i felt safe and was always well aware of places to avoid or times to avoid going to certain places

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)

it just depends on your budget and how much you want to travel and spend

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 40
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? plan ahead where you want to go to get the cheapest airfare and places to stay


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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 extra trips
  • the resident assistants
* What could be improved?
  • living
  • integrating with local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? more about the language and cultural

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.