CEA French Language Immersion was the highlight of my college career! Past Review

By (Economics, University of California - Santa Barbara) for

CEA: Paris, France

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Allowed me to grow as a student and an individual.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The Catholic Institute was amazing. Great faculty and staff who truly are about students.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Overall PERFECT experience.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

University does not provide food, and french food is pricey!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

CEA took us on MANY cultural excursions. Highlight was the Palace of Versailles.B

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Be on guard at all times, but don't fret too much. Programs gives great safety tips.

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

All classes were spoken in French. Many spoke English, however made an effort not to.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Organized
  • Willingness to help
  • Faculty
* What could be improved?
  • ....
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? GO FOR IT!