Hope to return to study in Austria in the future! Past Review

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ISEP Exchange: Graz - Exchange Program at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES! I became brave, knowledgeable, and grew up a lot! I hope to return to study in Austria in the future!

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Karl Franzens Uni Graz, Kunst Uni Graz
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.


* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Christa was great and very willing to help. The office hours were difficult to work around, though.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lend District (red light district). Wienerstrasse Student Residence (owned by WIST). <br /><br /> Pretty bad. Really far from school, lots of people who were not open to international students, HORRIBLE COMPANY (WIST) that was not cooperative, red light district, 6 people per flat.

* Food:

Loved the food in Austria. Can find cheap, good food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I made so many great memories!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Graz is very very safe! Health insurance there is great but the actual health care was not good.

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
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I used German daily. I only spoke English with Americans who did not know any German.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
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* What could be improved?
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open and go have fun!