Worth every penny!!!!! September 27, 2017

By (Eastern Illinois University) - abroad from 06/07/2017 to 09/27/2017 with

FUA Experiential Learning and Internship Opportunities

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Worth every penny! I wish all students could have the opportunity to study abroad! There is no class or anything someone could tell you that would give you the same experience and knowledge that studying abroad gives to students

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not a crazy intense course. Mrs Nanini was an amazing teacher and really knew her stuff. Did a lot of out of the classroom learning

* 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?

* 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 can’t explain enough how amazing our teacher was at FUA she was so caring, helpful, understanding, and so knowledge. I thought the school aspect of studying abroad was going to be the worst part but thanks to Mrs. Nannini it was the best part of the whole experience.

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)

Depends if you eat out. We had a kitchen in our apartment and a grocery store on our street. If you grocery shop and cook at home you will save a ton of money! Eating out can get alittle pricey

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy grocery’s and cook at home eating out gets expensive

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Language barrier was not an issue
  • Nice apartment feel safe
  • Great class
* What could be improved?
  • Some ways to meet other study abroad students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have taken another class it was hard to know how intensive the course was going to be but I could have taken two classes and have been ok

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.