I love heidelberg and ESC! November 07, 2019

By (The College of New Jersey) - abroad from 08/22/2019 to 12/13/2019 with

European Study Center: Heidelberg - Study Abroad in the EU

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
when you try to communicate with locals in german, when you travel by yourself in another strange country, when you stay with your fellow classmats. You will find you are much more stronger than when you come.

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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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

All ESC stuff are very nice and helpful, living here like in your own home. the whole environment is really attractive and great.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

There is stuff cleaning everyday, I really like living here.

* Food:

Cooking food by yourself and share with others is great. Because of this, we students are getting closer very quick.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Thomas, the headquarter of ESC, he gives students a brief talk about Germany culture and history every mondays, with his leading, All of us get a lot of knowledge of Deuschland quickly

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safty in heidelberg is the last thing you need to consider, and beside this , you need to fill up a traveling document before everytime you leave. So Safety is totally ensured.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

This is my first time in Europe, and I really appericiate that I can made this decision. ESC is a great place to live and learn, you will fall in love this place when you first look at it.


* 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 you just buy normal food, the cost is very low in Heidelberg. But most people is the first time in Europe, So I believe you will buy a lot of souvernirs and go traveling alot.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100Euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do Not Saving money here.


* 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

Our german teacher speak very limited english, So I didnt understand a lot when she explain some german skills.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? German is the most difficult language ini the word. dont be so serious when you learn this language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • stuff
  • teachers
  • class
* What could be improved?
  • wifi
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I know my English is not bad at all now.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

European Art History

Course Department:
Instruction Language: english
Comments: professor is very humous, I was not interested in art history at all, But his words and knowlegable expression made me wanna to learn more now,
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Refugee Crisis

Course Department:
Instructor: Susan Hume
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This class is my favourite. Students will get chance to serve in Refugee Camp and creat a fund rasing for kids there.
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

European Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Ridha Mejri
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It made me totally open my mind, this class intriduce the general situation about EU and Euro Zone. I like it very much
Credit Transfer Issues: