I don't want to leave and I wish I was in the program longer! April 27, 2017

By (Fort Lewis College) - abroad from 02/20/2017 to 04/29/2017 with

European Study Center: Heidelberg - Summer Program in the EU

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of knowledge on other cultures. It made me see the world in a different way and I cant wait to come back.

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?

* 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

I liked the excursions and everything was set up before we got here. I liked the faculty and the easiness.

Finances

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? maybe less than 50 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget and plan before coming so you can plan out your money

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • excurions
  • the school
  • tea served during school
* What could be improved?
  • faculty input
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More German. and more of what I was going to be doing.