FN is the tool to discover and develop your dreams August 13, 2017

By (Cape Breton University) - abroad from 06/26/2017 to 07/29/2017 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?
A great portal to widen my network and meet people. It helped me broaden my understanding of europe culture and economy.

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 content of the program was really helpful and interesting for me. There were topics devoted to the Europe culture (even I learned some new historical facts), intercultural competence (we compared peculiarities of each culture and tried to share them), business culture, entrepreneurship (the clues that lead to success) and the ideas how to do business in general. Most of all I was impressed by different activities during the sessions: group work, project work, where you can share your opinions with the partners, agree or disagree on some points and come to the common conclusions.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The hotels were are very nice and there are maids to clean. It does take a while to get used to the curfew.Everybody there is incredibly helpful and supportive.I liked the idea of changing the roommates in every city in which it helps you to make new friends and to meet new people from the program.

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* 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

“Programs such as this one help tremendously in one simple thing - becoming confident and comfortable with so many different cultures around, which in turn, will help in whatever you do, be it starting a business or working for a company. Organizers did a great job of sharing team-building and networking exercises as well as substantive topics.

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? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* 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
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?
  • professor's
  • culture visits
  • meeting new friends
* What could be improved?
  • more cities
  • more activities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I feel energized about the future knowing that I have choices and that I am the one who can make things happen.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.