The best trip! September 08, 2017

By (Quinnipiac University) - abroad from 06/26/2017 to 07/28/2017 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?
Yes, I gained life long friends and cultural experiences that I thought I would never be able to experience!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The education was the perfect balance of challenging but also rewarding and I was able to learn so much in just 5 weeks!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

All the hotels were in prime locations and easy to find. They were clean and the rooms were spacious!

* Food:

The food in Europe was all around amazing and there were so many options!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The culture was amazing in all the places we visited!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Healthcare was easily accessible!

* Safety:

Very safe!

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

This program was perfect for me!

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save as much as you can!

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? High school
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Less cultural events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Pack less clothes!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.