An adventure that's worth every minute Past Review

By (University of Texas - San Antonio) - abroad from 06/08/2017 to 07/05/2017 with

Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I can travel on my own and navigate around a different country. I also learned several things about the country itself both from the class I took and being out around the city and it's people.

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.

This summer program in Cyprus with global semesters has been one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to travel on my own around the beautiful island with people I've never met before who have become some of my closest friends. I learned various amounts of new information through the courses I took that I believe I wouldn't have been exposed to had it not been for this program. Hands down would do it all over again and would recommend to anyone and everyone to absolutely go for it and do it!

* 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

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Choose between buying groceries and eating out less or just eating out and buying the essential groceries. While groceries sounds like the cheaper alternative, every weekend is spent out of Nicosia for the most part so if you do decide to go that route, buy things that won't go bad so quick.

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?
  • People
  • Travel + places visited
  • Food
* What could be improved?
  • No payment for washer in Maro
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Na