Greece: Badass Gods, Goddesses, and Olive Trees January 11, 2023

By (English Education, Berea College) - abroad from 12/28/2022 to 01/07/2023 with

KIIS: Greece - Experience Greece, Summer Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I have a deeper appreciation for culture abroad and my own culture in America. I understand things about my friends who are international students that I never really got until I left the country.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The academic instruction time wasn't as rigorous as I had expected, however, the professors were always around for questions and discussions. This was a class were you got out what you put in. The resources were there, you just had to make use of them.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The accommodations were excellent and the staff was obviously used to having students stay for abroad experiences and were incredibly helpful and kind.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any issues with health care so I did not have any experience with this.

* Safety:

There were some protests while we were there but I felt safe overall.

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


* 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? $20
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It depends on what country you go to! For example, our flight got stuck in Paris and I spent $50 for one day on food whereas in Greece I only spent $5-$10 a day on food.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Seeing all the history
  • Food
  • Connections I made with friends and professors
* What could be improved?
  • Organization of events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More of the Greek language

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.