"Put yourself out there" Past Review

By (Anthropology., University of Oregon) for

GEO: Athens - Study Abroad Programs Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The facility and all of the Staff were absolutely amazing, friendly and always around to justtalk to whenever.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was amazing. Everything is much more fresh than in the US although the meat is something to get used to.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Greece it's self is a bit less secure than the US, the cops don't do much, the men are a bit more creepy but overall it was fine

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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

The language was pretty hard to learn and because of the field trips and such, class was not regular making it hard to remember.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring comfortable clothes, don't change your wardrobe for the trip, what you have is absolutely perfect. Don't be turned off by the seemingly unfriendly people, if you talk to them they turn out to be perfectly nice, they just look unapproachable naturally.