Spaß in Bonn Past Review

By (University of Rochester) - abroad from 09/06/2011 to 12/12/2011 with

EPA Internships in Europe: Bonn/Cologne - University study and Internships

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot of valuable language skills and things pertinent to my area of interest.

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.

The program was what I made it. If you go and show enthusiasm, your supervisors are bound to respond well.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I really loved the spacious appartment room with its own bathroom and little kitchenette and a nice big window in the old Regierungsviertel.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* 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)


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Independence
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would be so independent.