A time to remember Past Review

By (Northern Illinois University) - abroad from 05/15/2018 to 06/05/2018 with

International Business Seminars: Summer Europe

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
What I gained from this experience was knowledge of business settings in Europe businesses. I also got an opportunity to explore and get to know so many different countries/cities.

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.

This program has really allowed you to get an educational experience without being stuck in a classroom! It was great to get so much information from companies and see what they are all really about.

* 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:

Make sure to always store all valuable things in a safe place. I do believe some places were more safe than others, but professors definitely let you know what to keep a look out for.

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)


* 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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Try to learn the most common words or phrases like "do you speak English" or something even more simple like "please and thank you"

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Other
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 cultural experience
  • Business settings
* What could be improved?
  • clear explanation about the time separated between business settings and free time
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing I do believe overall I was well informed. The only clarification is how long the business visits really are.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!