The most important thing I have done in my life to date Past Review

By (Theatre Arts Communication Studies, Nebraska Wesleyan University) - abroad from 01/31/2012 to 07/09/2012 with

ISEP Exchange: Amsterdam - Exchange Program at Universiteit van Amsterdam

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I could never put into one sentence what I learned, it was a lifetime of lessons and experiences that will follow me far into the future.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* 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:

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100 euro


* 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? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • What I liked most is that I-SEP did not hold my hand the whole way. I was responsible for a lot of accommodation issues.
* What could be improved?
  • An upfront list of costs. I kept getting surprise expenses that I was informed about that would have been nice to know.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have brought more things from home to give to my new friends.