A Sensational Summer Past Review

By (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) - abroad from 06/07/2017 to 07/05/2017 with

Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus: Pre-Med

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The study abroad trip was a blend of interesting and unique academic courses and an immersion into a beautiful country with amazing people. I got to experience a new culture and visit the best places on the island, while having fun with students from all over the US that share the same ambitions and interests as me. I had a new feeling of independence, being not only away from home, but away from the familiar country I have been living in for so long. I was put out of my comfort zone in a good way and gained confidence and a hunger to explore and travel more. It was worthwhile.

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? Yes

I loved getting the chance to work with cadavers and do clinical skills, as well as learn more about healthcare systems. I got more exposure to the medical field and will definitely use that in deciding my career goals.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $60
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Grocery shop for weekly eating instead of eating out for every meal. The supermarket has very good prices.

Language

* 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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  • 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?
  • Weekend Trips
  • Friends made on the program
  • Interesting courses
* What could be improved?
  • Roommate arrangements
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known not to be as nervous about everything and relax. I would have stressed about my courses a little less and enjoyed them more. I also would have told myself not to worry about making friends and who would be on the trip because the group was amazing.

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.