Life-Changing! Past Review

By (Brigham Young University) - abroad from 05/01/2013 to 06/07/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Art History Europe Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Not only did I learn many new things about Art History, but I learned more about myself personally. I gained confidence that I didn't know I had. I also reached out of my comfort zone that made me a much better person. Every decision I made while abroad was worthwhile!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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)

I ate more than most people did, which is why my expenses may have been higher.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $250


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the professors
  • the food
  • the culture
* What could be improved?
  • keep the pace up throughout
  • less free time towards the end
  • include more museums at the places we stayed at longer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? People always say to utilize every minute while abroad, this is more true than I realized!! Optional museums aren't optional, go to them! If a group of people are going out, go with them!

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.