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By (Trinity University) - abroad from 05/29/2016 to 07/22/2016 with

CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile to excavate and use not only my brain but also my body and common sense to work in a team of very opinionated people.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

There was not always a way to do laundry without paying a lot of money or just having to hand wash my own clothes.

* Food:

more food should have been complimentary in the program

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I hoped they would have taught us more Greek getting around, even though it wasn't completely necessary.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

When I got a small cold, staff had medication on hand.

* Safety:

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

This is one of the few Greek study abroad universities, and was by far super comfortable and engaging. I was able to see Greece but also learn about its history.


* 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)

There was a lot of extra expenditures that were not mentioned

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? too much
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? grocery shopping is key, unless however it costs an immense travel fee to even get to a grocery store.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • 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?
  • my professor
  • its American friendly atmosphere
* What could be improved?
  • more foreign language
  • more greek student interaction
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? All the extra money I would need

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!