Paris Stole my Heart Past Review

By (Art and Design Education, Edgewood College) for

ISA Study Abroad in Paris, France

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am now the Study Abroad Peer Advisor and Edgewood College and plan to teach abroad after I graduate because of my amazing experience.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: L'Institut Catholique de Paris
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.

It was the perfect amount of work for a summer program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

the on-site staff support was extremely helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

hard to be sure of vegetarian options...

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

all of the excursions were awesome, especially to the Loire Valley and Normandie

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

There were no safety related incidents during my trip, however it would not surprise me if other programs experienced it, after all--its Paris.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Cultural immersion
  • amount of free time
* What could be improved?
  • more meal money
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It says that students do not need a background in French language, but they DO! especially in Paris, where the Parisians are not quite as friendly as other areas of France, it is essential that Americans know how to speak at least a few phrases of French if they hope to get any assistance.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Historical Study of Landscape

Course Department:
Instruction Language: English
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:

Art and architecture of Paris

Course Department:
Instruction Language: Egnlish
Credit Transfer Issues: no