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By (Boston College) - abroad from 01/12/2011 to 05/13/2011 with

Georgetown University: Washington, DC - Semester in Washington DC Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I think my semester at Georgetown was extremely worthwhile. As a student interested in the American political system, what can be better than living in DC surrounded by other college students who love politics, being taught by teachers who specialize in American politics and can introduce you to the stars of the political system as you intern in a DC organization?

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Excellent program. Could not have asked for a better experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program administration was helpful, kind, and always available. They were a great resource for students.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived in Georgetown University housing during my semester. The program has since upgraded to housing in downtown DC.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had a great time exploring DC and experiencing the capital culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Georgetown health services was great

* Safety:

Always felt very safe on campus

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)

There were not many charges or expenses outside of regular university life

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? DC can be an expensive city if you are always eating out and shopping. We saved money by buying groceries and cooking our own meals, and keeping shopping to a minimum


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Classes were interesting & inspired great discussions
  • Professors were top-notch
  • Internship was vital to future professional life
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had encouraged more students from my home university to attend

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!