Mediterranean Paradise Past Review

By (Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University) for

Inter University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC): Dubrovnik - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely. I would do it all over again.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The experience was unbelievable. I enjoyed the food, culture, scenery, and people of Croatia and Montenegro. A wonderful country to visit. The Victimology Conference was spectacular as well. Not usually is there a forum of international students and professors gathered to discuss the world's victimology. Once again, a great opportunity for anyone at any age.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Most amenities were included, however several were out of order. One stove was operable, and the washer/dryer didn't work. Living with four other students in such a close proximity was challenging at times. Perhaps letting the students pick from several options of accomodations may be beneficial in the future, although I understand that this may be difficult to do as well.

* Food:

The local restaurants were ususally expensive. Lots of seafood incorporated in the Croatian culture, so if you love it, you'll be happy.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There were fantastic excursions included in the conference experience. I tasted the best grilled mackerel on the Dalmatian sailing excursion. Pure awesomeness.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safe during my trip. We always traveled in groups.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I don't think there was any spending unanticipated.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring earplugs and an alarm clock. Especially in case you have routy neighbors or roomates.