Amazing, life-changing, enriching, incredible! Past Review

By (HUMANITIES, Brigham Young University) - abroad from 04/30/2013 to 07/07/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Art History Europe Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

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?

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy food from the grocery store rather than eating out every day/night.


* 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
* 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 art we studied
  • The amount we got to see/do
  • The life-long friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • More time to relax scheduled into the itinerary
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I'd known it would be one of the hardest, most physically demanding experiences of my life, but also one of the best, most fulfilling and enriching experiences and WELL WORTH all the money I spent.