A month of excitement July 29, 2019

By (Deree-The American College of Greece) - abroad from 07/03/2019 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?
Everyone should at least once try studying abroad. I definitely acquired important personal and professional skills like adaptability, flexibility, communication in foreign languages, relationship building, problem solving, leadership, time management, organization, analytically evaluate information, self-discipline, and independence. By living abroad you are not a tourist, but you have to develop your global, international, and interpersonal cultural competence and maintain an open mind. Be surprised by what you can achieve away for the comfort of your home country and be ready to be exposed to unexpected situations -and a lot of traveling! Change is a challenge, but during your journey you will discover how strong you are and how much you can achieve by getting out of your comfort zone. Prepare to be amazed!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Everyone should at least once try studying abroad. I definitely acquired important personal and professional skills like adaptability, flexibility, communication in foreign languages, relationship building, problem solving, leadership, time management, organization, analytically evaluate information, self-discipline, and independence. By living abroad you are not a tourist, but you have to develop your global, international, and interpersonal cultural competence and maintain an open mind. Be surprised by what you can achieve away for the comfort of your home country and be ready to be exposed to unexpected situations -and a lot of traveling! Change is a challenge, but during your journey you will discover how strong you are and how much you can achieve by getting out of your comfort zone. Prepare to be amazed!

* 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? No

I would like to discover something else.

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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Studying abroad in a relaxed environment
* What could be improved?
  • Excursions more time
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? .

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.