Paris is always a good idea! March 15, 2017

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 08/29/2017 to 12/15/2017 with

American University of Paris: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, because it gave me 4 months worth of memories I will never forget i also traveled around Europe, which gave me a new perspective on things and taught me a lot about different cultures.

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.

The academic rigor and intensity was just right. In fact, I thought it to be very similar to Wellesley's curriculum, since both are American schools and liberal arts colleges.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

France in general has limited options in terms of cuisines.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Beware of pick pockets - there are many in Paris!

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

I loved Paris- the city taught me to be independent and to live at the same time.

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)

Paris is a very expensive city.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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?
  • The location
* What could be improved?
  • more emphasis on community, making friends was challenging since the university is so spread out
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Parisien culture

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.