Its a Greek thing Past Review

By (Bunker Hill Community College) - abroad from 06/14/2017 to 07/21/2017 with

CUNY - College of Staten Island: Thessaloniki - Study Abroad at American College of Thessaloniki (ACT)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It open my mind to see the word from a even wider perspective, I networked and connect with different people that I wouldn't have the opportunity anywhere else.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I love the intensity of the program and how much we were able to learn in such a small period of time.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I liked the dorms.

* Food:

The food was the best part of the trip.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Greeks are very kind and hospitable people.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safe walking around in Greece.

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

I had the best time of my life learning about a culture that I already admired way before deciding to go and I came back speaking another language.


* 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? MOre than 100$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? You would spend more money than you originally plan because you are away from home and that might means constantly spending money to get things that you wouldn't need if you were home, plus you wanna see things and go places it all cost money.


* 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? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Non3
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? They should get a guide on how to speak the basic because everyone may not speak English

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Trips
  • Food
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Bus Schedulle
  • More beach days
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The approximate amount of money I would need for 6 weeks

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!