Fun but expensive and not so intellectually challenging. March 28, 2022

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/01/2022 to 12/22/2022 with

Geneva Graduate Institute - Undergraduate Semester Programme

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot more about interacting with people of different age groups and professional backgrounds. I also learned a lot about living by myself

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* 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? No

Wasn't very intellectually challenging and overall very expensive.


* 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? about 120 francs
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? go shopping in france or buy a bike and go downtown


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • People were very friendly
  • Nice buildings
* What could be improved?
  • It could be more rigorous
  • There could be more on campus life
  • There should be ways to make it more affordable
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There's a lot of bureaucracy regarding your residence, your ability work and even up an account so plan to be there early and get that sorted out before classes start