Past Review

By (Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics., Centre College) for

Centre College: Strasbourg - Centre in Strasbourg

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My experience was absolutely worthwhile. I improved my German and my confidence in meeting new people and making new friends. I also gained independence and the chance to travel all over Europe was priceless.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I thought that the classes I took really allowed me to appreciate being abroad by learning about the art of the region as well as allow me to see many attraction in person.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I thought that the administrator Dr. Keffer did an amazing job at making our experience in France one that was very positive.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I absolutely loved my host mother. I think that my language skills improved greatly and I formed a great relationship with my host mother. I was really like a second home to me. <br /><br /> I lived in a great apartment with an amazing host mother. I took the tram to class and into town which was fine. It was sometimes annoying to have to rely on the trams for time reasons, especially at night.

* Food:

It was expensive to spend $5 each time I ate with at my host family's house but the food was good and she was incredibly generous.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved getting to know my host family and the people I went abroad with.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe.

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? I spend about half of our stipend each week (120 euros). I hardly evern used any of my own money of food.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring some euros with you for emergency, but really you just need to budget well.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

I think my German approved greatly!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do it! You won't regret it!

Individual Course Reviews

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Art of Walking

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