Once in a lifetime opportunity! October 04, 2018

By (University of Kentucky) - abroad from 06/29/2018 to 07/27/2018 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 gained knowledge about Europe, including its capitals and history. I learned that I can travel around different countries alone and independently. Traveling alone has always kinda scared me but Forum-Nexus prepared me and has encouraged me to want to do that some day.

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.

Not only do you learn about your study of interest but you also learn about Europe in general.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Awesome!!! 4 and 5 star hotels

* Food:

Food in Europe is amazing!! We also got breakfast at every hotel.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Very helpful with anything that any student may need regarding mental and physical health

* Safety:

The staff members really always made you feel safe and comfortable every place that we went.

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

Forum-Nexus overall was so much fun and so educational. I got to experience it with my best friend where we both got to learn so much in our own fields of interests. I made friends that I am so glad I met and would not want to ever change. Forum-Nexus made me feel so comfortable and made me never want to leave Europe.

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 wasn't that easy for me because I loved the designer stores. However, budgeting my money for food was helpful. They provide breakfast so that was helpful. If I only bought food then it would have been a much better budget for a student.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save your money for good food and fun activities.

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
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?
  • My marketing internship
  • The students and staff
  • The multi-country aspect
* What could be improved?
  • should provide foreign language classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To pack less so I can fit more stuff on the way home and so traveling would be easier.