Great location, great semester abroad!! November 07, 2019

By (Georgia State University) - abroad from 08/01/2018 to 12/31/2019 with

European Study Center: Heidelberg - Summer Program in the EU

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became more independent, traveled a ton, met new friends, and learned about German culture!

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.

Teachers are engaging and courses are interesting!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone is very helpful and goes the extra mile to make sure you feel at home :)

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Dorm style, 2 kitchens and shared bathrooms (single-gender). Cleaning staff comes daily, so everything is always in good condition!

* Food:

Some group meals are included, and the surrounding area has tons of restaurants and great supermarkets!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Sehr gut!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't have any issues.

* Safety:

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

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)

Germany was surprisingly cheap for groceries and eating out!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 30-40 Euro

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Travel
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? n/a I felt prepared.