Amazing Past Review

By (Political Science and Government, Xavier University) - abroad from 01/07/2016 to 05/14/2016 with

European Study Center: Heidelberg - Study Abroad in the EU

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained Independence.

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.

I had classes one day a week. that always me to travel.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I love the interns.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I like my room, but I am not a fan that we have classes in the same house I live.

* Food:

I like the ablity to cook my own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We really don't interact with locals.

* 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? No


* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? six years
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • the interns
  • The city\
  • friends i made
* What could be improved?
  • More encouragement to learn German and it's culture
  • interaction with locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would not have classes with locals

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.