Castle Dwellers Forever! Past Review

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Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

One of my instructors was terrible. I understand it may be difficult to find a replacement but it is time to acknowledge the student reviews and ask the teacher to retire.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My expectations were met.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had an amazing experience living in a renovated castle! One of a kind experience!

* Food:

Started off really good - but got old fast. Need more healthy options

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Great experiences!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt very safe at all times and ran into no health issues.

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

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

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be prepared. Save money - keeping in mind the conversion rates. Try new things. Its a once in a lifetime experience and should be enjoyed!