Amazing education and experience June 29, 2018

By (Tufts University) - abroad from 05/26/2018 to 06/22/2018 with

iXperience Berlin – Summer Courses and Internships in Visual Design or Management Consulting

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I reflected on what I'm studying in school and where I want to take my studies, which lead me to realize what I want to pursue in the future. Apart from academic insights, I learned a lot about myself and another culture. It was absolutely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The class was intense and time consuming, but I learned a lot and made me realize that I want to pursue design in the future. I now know what kind of commitment that will take and how much time I can expect to dedicate to my work, but because of this class I now know that I love the work and don't mind spending the time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Beautiful apartments in a great location.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had a wonderful experience coordinator that did a great job exposing us to local events. However, I wish I had more time to experience some of these things.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

N/A - However, staff made it clear that if we ever had any issue we could reach out to them. They also gave us the information of an english-speaking doctor nearby.

* Safety:

Berlin felt pretty safe. Yes, there were times when I was a little on edge, but nothing ever happened and my safety never felt directly threatened.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I would definitely take another course through iXperience - I loved the course and the experience of living in a city.

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)

Depends how much you eat out, but a lot of the social aspects of the program revolve around food.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100-200 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy groceries and look for student discounts!

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People - staff, students, teachers
  • Course content
  • Being abroad
* What could be improved?
  • Slightly less homework - so we have more time and freedom to explore the city
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Create a budget before arriving so you know how much you are willing to spend and can plan accordingly.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.