My experience has changed my perspective on how I view the world. Past Review

By (North Carolina A&T State University) - abroad from 01/19/2017 to 05/12/2017 with

Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to adapt to new cultures and get out of my comfort zone. I also learned how to be independent and utilize different forms of public transportation.

Review Photos

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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.

* 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

The program did a great job integrating us into the culture and included a lot of tours around the country.

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? 90
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Learn how to cook and create a budget to follow for each week.

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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • I liked the tours that they gave the first week to help us get acclimated to the area.
* What could be improved?
  • There could have been better communication between faculty and students in regards to extracurricular activities.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I would have known the climate range in the early spring because I packed a lot of summer clothes but didn't get to wear them as much until my last few weeks.

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!