Six Months in Paris I Will Never Forget Past Review

By (ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor) for

CEA: Paris, France

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes! I am in love with Paris and cannot wait to go back. I expanded my horizons in terms of cultural and social diversity, ability to speak French with more proficiency, and just being in Europe and able to travel so easily made me a well traveled individual.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes offered were very interesting and exciting - and took me all over Paris. I was able to learn about French culture, architecture, film and cuisine which familiarized myself with my host country.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program administrators were always available to help and be a support system in France. I found them to be knowledgeable and prepared.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with a roommate I had never met before. It worked out fantastically, we are still best friends to this day. We lived in an amazing apartment in the best area of Paris that CEA found for us. We were very lucky!!

* Food:

Good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Good

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

City overall pretty safe but I would not travel alone early in the morning or late at night by subway. Not safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* 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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Classes Offered
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone independent who loves to learn, someone who already knows about France and its history & language.