Germany: My first expericne outside the USA Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Nebraska Wesleyan University) for

ISEP Exchange: Marburg - Exchange Program at Philipps-Universit├Ąt Marburg

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was an excellent way to learn German. When you are forced to speak another language you learn very quickly. Also Germany was a nice central location in Europe for traveling around the continent.

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.

* 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

Finances

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you can anticapte how much traveling you will do that can help determine how much money you need. Always plan on spending substationally more than you think you will.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? German stage 1
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students