Kasteel Well - I Wish I Was Still There Past Review

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Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes - it was an invaluable opportunity.

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.

My workload was very manageable and I enjoyed the majority of my courses, but I had a professor who I did not think was qualified at all and really didn't respect us as students - it really dampened my academic experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The opportunity to travel every weekend was great and staff was always very helpful when we had questions. I really think there needs to be a counseling center/health services at the castle.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

A lot of red meat and potatoes which I don't really eat (plus I'm not a vegetarian). But weekend meals made up for it. Eat at the Pancake House in Well :)

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Both group excursions (Amsterdam and Berlin) were fantastic - it just takes a while to do role call.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt very safe, but I wish it was easier to receive necessary health care.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The opportunity to travel Europe.
* What could be improved?
  • Course offerings.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take in everything you can, but don't stress that you can't take in Everything.