Grenoble, France- a language emmersion that beats all odds! Past Review

By (International Affairs, Northeastern University) for

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes! The language skills I gained from my time in Grenoble have set me on a trajectory towards a positive and opportune future. I have already graduated from college and in the year between returning from my study abroad, I spent a summer on an independent research project trip in Uganda (time abroad in France gained skills for traveling for long periods of time abroad and balancing multiple passions) as well as a four month internship at the US Dept of State US Mission to the UN where French skills were a huge asset to my experience gained. I plan to use my French skills in my future career opportunities and carry my abroad experiences with me forever.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* 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?

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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? Homestay, homestay, homestay.