An Unforgettable Semester Filled with Love, Laughter, and Chocolate April 30, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/14/2018 to 04/30/2018 with

Boston University: Geneva - Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained so so much from my experience abroad. I do not regret it, and would undeniably do it again. I gained a lot of important skills from my internship that I can use for future jobs. I was exposed to so many different career options and the things I've learned from my courses and from meeting people helped me to make major changes in my career path.

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

* 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

The absolute best place to be! Geneva has so many amazing opportunities for students to such as interning for many international or non-governmental organizations. Also, its central location makes it easy to travel to different countries and cities in Europe.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Book trips in advance to get the cheapest deals on transportation and housing.

Language

* 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

Frequent encouragement only in class.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? FREN 20
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? Don't be shy to speak the language, because people appreciate when you use it. Practice it in grocery stores, ice cream shops, souvenir stores, etc.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
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?
  • Travel
  • Opportunity to meet a lot of accomplished people
  • Public Health course
* What could be improved?
  • Get rid of digication
  • Internship placements
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The amount of work required by the public health class; travel flexibility; strictness of dorm rules

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.