TU Graz was an amazing place to study abroad! Past Review

By (Truman State University) - abroad from 02/02/2016 to 07/02/2016 with

ISEP Exchange: Graz - Exchange Program at Technische Universität Graz

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made lifetime friends and had an amazing experiences

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The university was great, but it took a while to adjust to the different learning and teaching styles

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was great and easy to work with!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My flatmates were nice, but sometimes noisy.

* Food:

Food was great!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt very integrated in.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had a slight cold and was frustrated that I had to buy each ingredient individually.

* Safety:

Extremely safe environment.

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)

Very easily.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 30 euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I was given a meal stipend of 300 euros a month that was more than I needed for just food.


* 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

Sometimes it was necessary

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? 0 German
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
  • The university
  • The city
* What could be improved?
  • Teachers working more with exchange students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You can wait to get your visa until you get abroad.