I loved studying abroad July 29, 2019

By (University of the Incarnate Word) - abroad from 07/02/2019 to 08/02/2019 with

European Study Center: Heidelberg - Summer Program in the EU

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes I learn how to be a leader.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

We had a good educational program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

We always had staff guiding us giving us teaching tips

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was good and fun experience. It would get extremely hot some of the days but overall great experience

* Food:

Amazing food trying new foods I would’ve never experienced

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Heidelberg was very beautiful and also very safe. We would walk late at night after a bar and no problems or complications.

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

Because it was a beautiful city and I could travel with out any complications

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)

Kinda easy some of the food and restaurants were expensive but it was worth it.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 80
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save half of the money you earn

Language

* 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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? German 1
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?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Amazing friends
* What could be improved?
  • Probably a better way to travel as a group
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Time management