Jonkoping: The School was not Great, But the Other Students were Amazing Past Review

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Jonkoping University: Jonkoping - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, I learned so much about myself and other cultures

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.

The lectures were overall pretty bad each teacher would read their slide for 2 to 3 hours and then that was it. Never went deeper into topics.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Many times they would not be in their offices if you dropped by. They were overall just not very helpful, and would not respond to emails very well if they responded at all

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had an apartment, it was nice but terribly over priced

* Food:

THeir food is kinds bland, but they spices if you want to spice it up a bit

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There were many other international students that I got to meet

* 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? No


* 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? It was much more expensive than the US, but not too bad if you cook your own food
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The rent was higher than expected


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Number of International students
* What could be improved?
  • The school itself
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't go for the academics, go to meet people and make friends