The experience was phenomenal. Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 12/26/2017 to 01/06/2018 with

KIIS: Paris - Munich Winter Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that there are amazing humans doing amazing things outside of the US. The experience was very worthwhile.

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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

we went to a lot of restaurants and markets.

* 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

The class was interesting to me; and I have always wanted to go to the Paris.


* 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)

The pocket money that they told us to take was more than enough for food and souvenirs. Most people didn't even use it all.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent $320 dollars of my own and $200 that was given to us for lunch money.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't buy a lot of souvenirs, they are expensive. A couple of things and tons of pictures are enough. Besides, if you buy a lot, you might struggle to pack it when you come back. Also, eat cheap; and count your money so that you know how much you can safely spend per day; Save what you didn't use instead of rolling it over to the next day.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people that I went with
  • The foods that we ate
  • The places that we visited
* What could be improved?
  • the directors and professors should encourage us to get to know some locals (I know this can be dangerous if you become friends with the wrong people, but it can also be an incredible oportunity to expand horizons).
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish they had emphasized how important it is to have a phone that works with some data. . It was nearly impossible to go anywhere if you have no access to a connected map; or if you cannot call anyone if anything were to go wrong.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!