Kasteel Well Past Review

By (VMA, Emerson College) for

Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to see Europe.

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.

The work load seemed like a lot due to all the traveling involved. But looking back, there really wasn't a ton of work involved at the Kasteel.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The food was absolutely horrific.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was terrible. If you have an allergy or are vegetarian, good luck.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The school organized events were a complete disaster.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The health concerns were a joke.

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
  • Hotel
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The traveling
* What could be improved?
  • The food, the accommodations, the poor advice to traveling.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't get a Eurail Pass.