Art Program in Zurich, some German required Past Review

By (Bfa, SMFA - School of the Museum of Fine Arts) for

F+F Schule für Kunst und Design: Zurich - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I must say, my abroad semester in Zurich, Switzerland was the most valuable time in college experience so far, due to all the new things I got to experience, live through, and learn from. I must say, time spent abroad is a part of school of life; more goes in to one's individual standing in life than to one's career as a student.- And that's what could be called real learning.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

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?

In Switzerland because many people are willing to speak in English than high German, it has always been easy for me on daily communication. However, the swiss german dialect made it hard for me to try to practice speaking german, because of the highly distinct dialect differences, me and most of my friends chose to communicate in English.

* 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


* 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 applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

my German knowledge from highschool, especially listening and writing skills improved a lot. however, I should say, practicing speaking skills is still a personal matter and hard. But an abroad study program is a great opportunity in this area.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go for it! Studying abroad, experiencing new cultures is one of the most important parts of the learning process. Especially for artists, whose learning process is never-ending.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sound Projects

Course Department:
Instructor: Iris Rennert
Instruction Language: German
Comments: A very great, inventive, intuitive course on sound design, and related experimental projects. great instructor, artist, person. I would recommend Iris as guest speaker.
Credit Transfer Issues: