Ingolstadt- The world is full of wonderful people Past Review

By (Accounting and Related Services., St. Cloud State University) - abroad from 03/02/2012 to 08/03/2012 with

Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences: Ingolstadt - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
There are many beautiful people and places in this world. There are also many different viewpoints and cultural thought processes than the American way we are used to. Learn from your international peers.

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? No


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? not sure


* 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? none
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Michel Thomas Method. Fantastic CD series. I started using towards the end of my stay and I feel that it taught me more in one of the cd's (there are 5-8 of them) about useful German phrases than I did from the class that I attended while there.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • International Students and the core group of students and buddies.
* What could be improved?
  • Tougher classes overall. Some of the final exams were tough but the semester lectures were very easy and did not fully prepare the students for the amount of work and answers they will need to complete the final exam.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the school was more like an technical and community college in the US than like an American University.