Summer in Cyprus July 03, 2018

By (Youngstown State University) - abroad from 06/04/2018 to 07/04/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I feel like I gained a lot of knowledge about the Cyprus culture and history. I loved the hospitality.

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.

I learned a lot, but I felt like some of the final for anatomy was not geared to what we learned. I really enjoyed the professors. They were friendly and helpful.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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

The people were very different from what I though they would be like and there was group drama. But overall, I loved studying abroad.

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? I probably spent about 150 (USD) per week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Clothing shopping was my biggest expense. Don’t spend a ton of money on clothes and you will be fine.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Weekend trips
  • Food
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Structure (would like to have more places recommended to go... etc.)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew what type of people were going to be on this trip. Many were not super into the historic part. There were a lot more people involved with Greek life then I thought.