La Vie Grenobloise Past Review

By (French Language and Literature., Salisbury University) for

API (Academic Programs International): Grenoble - Université des Alpes

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My study abroad experience changed my view on a lot of things. It changed my perspective on life, what I want from my life and what I want to do with my life. I met people who I will never forget and had an opportunity most people never have; to live in a different country.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The three administrators could not have been better. They had games, constant suggestions for places to travel to, tons of advice regarding culture and everyday life. They were like a home away from home.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

I practiced with my host family, tandem partners, American friends and French friends. Most people in my group spoke English all the time, but I never spoke English with my host family.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you are looking for a great program, choose this one. The excursions were pretty good, very well organized. The RDs are lovely and Grenoble is a cool little city. If you are looking for a place which is a hub to different outdoor activities and culturally rich, go here!