Life changing Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 08/20/2018 to 12/15/2018 with

IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
You learn a new culture and language, immerse yourself in things different than what you are used to.

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.

More relaxed than a typical semester at UT but still a decent amount of workload.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was on point. They were always there and accessible if you needed them.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very. The apartment was very nice, I lived with 4 other girls. It was big and spacious and also very clean.

* Food:

European food is quite good. There's a variety of things to eat.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Definitely very different from back home but it was nice. Learned a lot about the Austrian culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The program came with health care.

* Safety:

Vienna is one of the safest cities to live in. Everyone is laid back and crime rate is almost zero.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Food
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Budgeting
  • Resources
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How fluctuating the weather was.