I can't wait to go back! Past Review

By (Drama, Theatre Arts, DeSales University) - abroad from 01/14/2015 to 05/13/2015 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 a new culture, and how I could use their outlooks on life in my own life. I also learned a lot about myself, gained confidence, and became way more independent than I was when I first arrived. This experience was totally worthwhile. I met some incredibly wonderful people and formed bonds that will last in the coming years.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was very clear that all of the instructors cared about their students and the information they were teaching. They were kind and always willing to help, and they all really knew what they were talking about.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The study abroad office helped in every way possible. No matter what a student needed, the staff tried their absolute best to provide it and let the student know how they could get it. They were all extremely friendly and it was very evident that they truly cared about their work.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The location was wonderful, being a short distance from the school and not terribly far from the center of Athens.

* Food:

I miss souvlaki terribly.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I came to Greece with a minor injury, and when it worsened, the study abroad office helped me immediately. I went to the doctor the very next day and they took care of all the necessary arrangements. They also made sure to check up on how it was doing periodically.

* Safety:

Just watch your pockets/bags in public places, especially around Monastiraki.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Roughly 25-50 Euros


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Meeting new people
  • Experiencing a new culture
  • Self Growth
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? N/A

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.