The Most Amazing Experience in Freiburg September 11, 2022

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 01/10/2022 to 05/10/2022 with

IES Abroad: Freiburg - European Union

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Besides the enriching academic knowledge I gained, my experience abroad taught me more about what I want out of life, how to get outside of my comfort zone, and how to improve my work-life balance. All of these lessons have been carried with me even beyond my experience abroad, and I would whole-heartedly say it was all worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Course-related trips
  • Housing accommodations
  • Staff members/professors
* What could be improved?
  • Class scheduling
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew, or rather, had more information on what class scheduling looked like. This way, we would have a general picture of what to expect our schedule to look like before arriving at the IES institution.