Kasteel Well AKA the best time of my life Past Review

By (Journalism., Emerson College) - abroad from 01/16/2014 to 04/16/2014 with

Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made some great friends and I feel a lot more confident in myself. I wouldn't trade it for anything

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

Wifi is spotty, but you live in a castle sooo....

* Food:

Lots of potatoes. Lots and lots of potatoes.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I would have liked to have hung out with the Dutch more

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No experiences

* Safety:

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)

You travel every weekend, so it gets really expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Not sure
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep track of what you spend! Be aware of exchange rates. Set a spending limit and stick to it, but be flexible in emergencies.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

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

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • Friends
  • Travel
  • OSa
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Some professors
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It doesn't snow in the Netherlands

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.