Amazing Past Review

By (Marketing., University of New Hampshire) - abroad from 06/01/2012 to 07/09/2012 with

Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This was such an amazing experience. I loved Cyprus so much and was actually on the program where I was able to take a cruise to the Greek islands and visit italy and Greece. I felt that I got to experience so many cultures and really appreciate the unique island of Cyprus. It was definitely worthwhile and I would recommend it to anyone.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes were not hard but professors graded very differently

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Really enjoyed working with Laura and Constantina!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Nice apartments, just wish mine was one of the one's with laundry in it- they all should have alundry

* Food:

Who doesn't like Greek food?

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Really only interacted with them when I was out at the bars...more hung out with the Americans on my program

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I actually had a really bad infection. They took me to the doctors right away which was good and reimbursed me for any expenses. I was given an antibiotic.

* Safety:

I always felt very safe....but I also always traveled with at least one other person

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

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)

Cyprus is a very expensive place to travel, everything costs more because you are on an island

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to cook your own food during the week. I was really good able cooking sandwiches and and breakfast and just going out for dinner 4 times a week. I spent most of my money on going to clubs or traveling and on other experiences...and in that case I say save no money because it is worth it.

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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Food
  • Location of Cyprus
  • Program Advisors
* What could be improved?
  • The classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? nothing im glad it surprised me!

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.