An unforgettable month of beauty, adventures, and new friends. August 07, 2018

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

Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Healthcare differences in the US and Cyprus. How to be open to new experiences

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

LOVED Savoula!! The work load was a lot, so I felt like I didn’t have any free time to explore the city during the weeks.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Gabriel was clearly worse than Maro. It would have been more fair to all be at Maro if possible. I liked that Gabriel had washers.

* Food:

The food everywhere was amazing

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I feel like we didn’t do much with locals since our classes were separated, but every local we talked to all over was very kind and welcoming.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Didn’t have any issues

* Safety:

Never once felt unsafe

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)

Didn’t use

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100-200 Euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make your own meals during week most of time if you aren’t on a meal plan. Save up for eating out on weekends and going out. Gifts add up quickly as well.

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?

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?
  • Savoula
  • Weekend excursions
* What could be improved?
  • Gabriel apartment
  • Organization
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How money adds up quickly

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.