Avignon! Past Review

By (History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University) for

Bryn Mawr: Avignon - Institut d'études Françaises d'Avignon

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, my French improved a ton.

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.

The teachers are great. Some of the best French professors I have ever had. They managed to be extremely sympathetic to studying during the summer, while still offering a rich academic experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

There ar so many students! Difficult to have a sense of unity on the trip, but the teachers are extremely enthusiastic which is great.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Not that great, the restaurants surrounding are pretty good too though

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Best part was weekend trips to other provinces. Avignon is not the coolest place.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? None


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
Language acquisition improvement?

Take the pronunciation class if it is offered, and interact with locals at night.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • the social life