It was awesome! Past Review

By (None) - abroad from 10/21/2015 to 10/30/2016 with

Hungarian Language Center: Los Angeles - Learn Hungarian before you travel

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I have never been exposed to such a different and fulfilling culture. The Hungarian life is remarkably different and the people almost seem to have a different set of values.

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

I was fortunate enough to work directly with the CEO of the school. She was wonderful and teaches at your pace always trying to integrate what you know with the local culture. And, wow, her knowledge base is unparalleled.


* 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)


* 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
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? Use what you have and try and piece it together the way the instructor promoted it. It will all fall into place.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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?
  • The instructor
  • The varied experience
  • The social integration
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing really
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The language, the cultural differences, the absolute beauty of the land and people

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.