Best Study Abroad Program Past Review

By (University of Mississippi) - abroad from 05/16/2017 to 06/06/2017 with

International Business Seminars: Summer Europe - 6 Countries in 23 Days!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a much greater understanding for the different cultures in each country and how those cultures affect businesses in those countries. I loved learning about the business models and backgrounds of globally successful companies from their executives. It was 100% worth whiles.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The educational resources were great. I learned so much about the culture of each country and the different ways they do business.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The instructors were awesome. They were very helpful and knowledgable but also let us experience the countries and were not too overbearing.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

All the hotels were very clean and nice.

* Food:

I loved trying the food in each country. The hotel breakfasts were amazing too.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I got sick in Geneva, my doctor at home was able to call in a prescription to the near by pharmacy. It was easy and did not seem expensive.

* Safety:

I felt safe in every city.

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? At least two hundred a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't go to the first tourist restaurant you see, they're the most expensive and never had the best food.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The company visits
  • Traveling to multiple countries
  • All the executives we met with
* What could be improved?
  • I truly loved every part of my experience.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I thought I was going to take notes on my iPad but it was really easier to use a pen and paper.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.