Spunky City, Amazing Adventure 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 about everything design - from design theory and fundamentals to software tutorials, I gained lots of knowledge that I will take with my into my future career. I also gained lots of professional development as well.

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

I learned so much about design, but also about myself. Being completely independent in a foreign city is exciting and unfamiliar - this helped me learn more about my individual identity!

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Maybe 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy groceries so that you aren't always eating out!

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
  • International Students
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 city itself
  • The iX staff
  • The teaching staff
* What could be improved?
  • better tips on where to grocery shop
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I did not need to bring as many clothes as I did

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.