An Amazing Summer in Portugal August 31, 2019

By (Davidson College) - abroad from 05/25/2019 to 07/05/2019 with

iXperience Lisbon – Summer Courses and Internships in Full Stack Coding, or Management Consulting

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained some amazing new friends and so many incredible memories. We went on so many fun, impulsive adventures and got to explore so many cool places. As well, I got real work experience while getting the chance to spend my summer abroad in a fun, new place. It was definitely a worthwhile investment.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Really fun living with everyone in the hostel together! And it was super clean and nice.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I spent all my time with people from the program, but we got to experience a lot of 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)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
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?
  • the people
  • the place
  • the opportunity to work abroad
* What could be improved?
  • more information prior to getting there
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I think they need to make the internship opportunities a little more transparent from the start of the application process.

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.