The BEST Experience! August 26, 2019

By (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor) - abroad from 07/07/2019 to 08/17/2019 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 learned so much in the 6 short weeks. I learned everything from digital design knowledge to how to navigate the public transportation.

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.

* 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

Journeying to Berlin with iXperience was the best experience I have ever had. The 6 week program provides a perfect balance of class, work, and fun to make your time both pleasant and fulfilling. The staff and professors are always there to answer questions or simply chat about the course/program. In class, I never felt that a moment was wasted. I learned something every day through every project and discussion. As for the internship, iX helps place students in one that fits both their goals and interests. This way, you are getting hands on experience in a field of your choosing and working in an environment that you feel comfortable in. The students I met through iX are now some of my closest friends, and the city of Berlin is somewhere I now call home. If you have the opportunity to participate in this program....do it!

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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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?
  • The people
  • The city
  • The professors
* What could be improved?
  • Less writing assignments
  • Knowledge about laundry prior to the program
  • More information about the city prior to arrival
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how much Berlin has to offer. I was not able to do everything I wanted to do in Berlin in the time I was there. Looks like I'm coming back!

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.