Endless opportunities in a city of dreams! Past Review

By (Nursing., Berea College) - abroad from 05/07/2012 to 05/28/2012 with

Berea College: Paris - The Wonders of Paris

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gaineda passion for international travel, I am a addict! All I want to do is see, see, see and experience new and exciting places!!!

Review Photos

Berea College: Paris - The Wonders of Paris Photo

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Mountain Empire Community College Berea College
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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I never visited a Health Care facility while abroad.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Approximately 40 - 60 Euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Start early! Every dollar you save before the trip is money that you'll have on the trip!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 3 years of Spanish and 2 semesters of Latin.
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Take courses!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The flexibility and freedom.
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing comes to mind.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had a better grasp of the French language, I feel that the barrier prevented the full opportunity of some experiences.