Washington Semester Program: International Law and Organizations Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Trinity University) for

American University: Washington D.C - Washington Semester Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. Visiting actual places and talking to professionals help absorb information we learned

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.


* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

American university administration and servicesystem are really disorganized.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?


* Food:

Food was disgusting and the staffs were rude. But when we were in Europe, we visited famous local restaurants that were great.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Watching ICC and ICTY trials

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Its in the best area in dc

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? Campus dine lasts all semester but the time in Europe you spend a bit more than some stipends given
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Gifts and going out expenses.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • trip to europe
* What could be improved?
  • dorms and food