Could not have been better July 30, 2021

By (Georgia College & State University) - abroad from 07/03/2021 to 08/01/2021 with

CEPA Foundation: Strasbourg - Summer Intercultural Leadership Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
On top of learning important intercultural communication and leadership skills, I also learned a lot about myself and how I work with others in a new environment. It was an invaluable experience for a college graduate.

Review Photos

CEPA Foundation: Strasbourg - Summer Intercultural Leadership Program Photo

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.

* 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?

One of our peers got sick during the program and was not told to isolate or wear a mask near any of us.

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Intermediate Spanish II
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The coordinator (Selina)
  • The free weekends to travel
  • Staying in the chateau
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Communication before/during
  • Excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that I didn't actually have to worry so much about how I was going to handle being abroad before getting here. I ended up being perfectly okay in a new culture and even thriving in a way that made me not really miss home in the States.