It was amazing! Past Review

By (Brigham Young University) - abroad from 05/01/2014 to 08/01/2014 with

Brigham Young University: Germany Internships and Language Study

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worth the time and effort. It was like coming home, since i have already lived in Germany.

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

The ESC did a great job, and were always willing to help us out.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I couldn't have asked for more. The accomadations were excellent for the price.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We were given many opportunities to learn about and become part of the German culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Heidelberg is an excellent city. I never felt like i was unsafe anywhere or at any time.

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)

Its easy to live on a low budget if you stick to it.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? no more than 75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook your own food. Eating out all the time gets very expensive.


* 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? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 301
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? Not really. Use what you do know.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • International 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?
  • Food
  • Excursions
  • Activities
* What could be improved?
  • excursions
  • scheduling
  • communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish i had had more information about the internship earlier.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'