A traveling and exploring adventure! October 11, 2022

By (Mathematics, Middlebury College) - abroad from 02/02/2022 to 06/03/2022 with

CIEE: Amsterdam - Social Sciences

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a new understanding of cultural differences and I felt that I was changed by the Dutch culture for the better.

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?

* Safety:

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

I just loved being in the city of Amsterdam and my program, while not providing the best services, allowed me to live independently.

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? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Being in the Netherlands
  • Freedom to Travel
  • Light Courseload
* What could be improved?
  • Communication
  • Services to Students
  • Housing options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing

Individual Course Reviews

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Beginning Dutch

Course Department: CIEE
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Instruction Language: english
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Screen Cultures

Course Department: CIEE
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Race in the Netherlands

Course Department: CIEE
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Instruction Language: english
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Philosophy of Mathematics

Course Department: Philosophy
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Instruction Language: english
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Cross Cultural Psychology

Course Department: CIEE
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Instruction Language: english
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