Organized and fun study abroad experience! Past Review

By (music therapy, Augsburg College) - abroad from 01/15/2015 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?
That people are a lot more important to me then they used to be. People in Greece truly care for each other and I want to make an effort to do the same here.

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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?

It was an expensive place to live compared to what I would have paid if I got an apartment myself.

* Food:

They offer a awesome meal plan!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I sprained my ankle and had to be taken to the hospital and it was a very quick and easy trip! The doctor put a cast on me and the study abroad office drove me to and from the hospital. It was also all covered under the insurance I get from the school there.

* Safety:

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)

Farmers markets were my friend! Very cheap!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Maybe 40 euros.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget the money you have and plan on your spending. Food there is pretty cheap, make-up and clothes are not so cheap. As far as excursions, the study abroad takes you to three awesome ones throughout the year and they are free of cost and you get a free lunch at them too.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Organized
  • friends
  • instructors
* What could be improved?
  • info about the program at first
  • na
  • na
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That level 6 course are hard and I shouldn't take them if I'm not ready to graduate.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

abnormal psychology

Course Department: psychology
Instructor: Sofia apergi
Instruction Language: english
Comments: Awesome course and professor, make very challenging. It was a lot of individual work and not much with the professor. Level 6 courses are the hardest so I suggest you not take one unless you are almost graduating.
Credit Transfer Issues: So far I haven't had any problems, I'm still waiting for my credits to transfer.