An absolute must when you're in college Past Review

By (Clemson University) - abroad from 06/07/2017 to 07/12/2017 with

Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in the Mediterranean: Art & Photography

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes! I feel more exposed to the world, more accomplished, more cultured, and more well-informed.

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?

* 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? No

I would maybe take a different class and look to see if I could get any credit for it

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? $170
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to go grocery shopping. Though the local food is delicious, it is not always worth it to get every couple of days.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 3 years of Spanish in high school
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Talk to the locals and ask them questions.

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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The weekend excursions
  • The people
  • The location
* What could be improved?
  • Times for classes
  • Not having to pay to do laundry
  • More time to explore (maybe 1 free weekend)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would definitely spend money on transportation (bus and taxi rides). I also should have packed more clothes and even my own laundry detergent.

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.