Best decision of my life March 06, 2019

By (University of the Incarnate Word) - abroad from 01/03/2019 to 05/12/2019 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My personal self and morals have been established

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.

Some courses are veey disorganized, profesors are very nice

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Super helpful, love them

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The house is amazing and become of the accommodations I have met and gotten to live with great people.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Seminars were offered to help cope with the sudden immersion

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I would have like the esc to have been of aid when the a large amount of the house went throught a sickness period

* Safety:

Veey very comfortably safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I have fallen in love with this town and the kindhearted people.

Finances

* 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)

I budget myself very good, many of my peers do not and I can see them struggle. I spend around 100-150 a week

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100-150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget weekly

Language

* 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

Veey good and even had a crash course

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?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • The staff
  • The traveling
  • New friendships
* What could be improved?
  • Better teaching regimens
  • Better RA’s
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To have an open mind

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'