experiencing life, in another country Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 12/26/2019 to 01/06/2020 with

KIIS: Paris - Munich Winter Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that there are noticeable differences between how people live in different countries, even in first world countries. Not just in the food we eat or language we speak either. People behave differently, and things that are normal or acceptable in one country, may not be in another. It was incredibly worthwhile.

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

It was incredibly fun, I don't think it possible that I could have experienced nearly as much in just one country. My only complaint would be that it was too short, which it couldn't have been helped.


* 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)


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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 amount of things we got to experience. EX: ride buses, trains, the amount of towns we went to.
  • The amount of food we got to try.
  • How knowledgeable the professors were, between all of the students, we had hundreds of questions and they had answers to almost all of them.
* What could be improved?
  • The afternoons might be more structured with optional events.
  • The second hotel's wifi was nearly unusable.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew just how much walking we would be doing. I wish I knew I would need a power adapter.

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.