Great trip, but lots of work! 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 other places are just other places. Sure it is a wonderful thing to travel and see things, but also be aware that those people are people just like you and places just like this. Be humbled.

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.

* 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 loved the food and cultural aspects, and that we were able to do things on our own in small groups, but it was quite a bit of work to me.


* 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)

We were given lunch money and I ended up not spending more than 100 of my own euros.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? only about 150 euros throughout, though I didn't buy too much outside
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you don't take out more than you think you'll need. Conversion rates will get you later on


* 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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • Food
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe a few less questions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would need to plan out my time better to see different things.

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.