Incredible Experience Past Review

By (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor) - abroad from 07/06/2016 to 08/06/2016 with

Forum-Nexus: Multi-Country Summer Program in Europe: London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Greek Islands and more!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about many places and cultures that I would not have been able to learn otherwise. It was incredibly worthwhile.

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.

The courses and professors were very interesting, but they were not work heavy courses. They allowed me to accomplish my schoolwork and explore all of the cities.

* 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?

We moved around so much, but Hugo did the best to help us learn about the cultures.

* 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 was a student with Forum-Nexus this summer. It was one of the best experiences that I have ever had. I visited so many great and famous cities, all while gaining transfer credit at the University of Michigan. Although the places were incredible, the people were even better. I have so many lasting memories from this program and many new friends from all over the United States and the world.

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)

It is all dependent on the location. Spain, Italy, and Greece were all pretty inexpensive, but Switzerland was ridiculously expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Find some grocery stores and eat lunch in the room and go out to eat once per day.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • The locations
  • The people
  • The experience
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known that I did not to be worried about meeting friends on the program. I met many friends that I have kept up with, even after the program.