This study abroad was wonderful! Past Review

By (Nursing RN, Berea College) - abroad from 05/28/2015 to 07/08/2015 with

Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I believe that my study abroad was very worthwhile. I learned about great deal about the culture of Cyprus and got to meet some wonderful people that I otherwise would have never met. I remain friends with most of the people that I met on my study abroad.

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The apartment I stayed in was absolutely perfect. It had a large kitchen, three bedrooms and one and a half baths as well as a large living space and outdoor space. It was very close to campus and very close to dining, stores and taxi/bus stands.

* Food:

I fell in love with the food of the Mediterranean. I would love to be able to eat like that everyday here.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't have any health issues, but my program coordinators over there were amazing.

* Safety:

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)

I thought that the cost was very reasonable considering where we were.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200.00
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Watch your money by eating breakfast and most dinners at home. But by all means dine out and experience the culture and night life that this wonderful place has to offer.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Meeting people
  • Photography class
  • Culture.
* What could be improved?
  • Expense
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That being with the same people day in and day out can get old especially if there is a significant age difference.

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Photography I

Course Department: DES
Instructor: Nicholas
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I absolutely loved this course. I got to take so many pictures as well as learn more about my camera and how better to make it work for me. The course was taught in English and the instructor was very knowledgeable about cameras, lighting, and how to use different cameras.
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