Berlin Program needs Restructuring September 27, 2023

By (Computer Science, Middlebury College) - abroad from 04/27/2023 to 07/27/2023 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Berlin

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I thought the local university and the city was amazing, however the disorganization and negligence of the local Middlebury staff overshadowed it

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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?

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
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

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
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 city
  • The university
  • The culture
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Organization
  • Support
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Do not expect local staff to be on top of what things you may need for your visa or academics.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Software Engineering

Course Department: Informatik
Instruction Language: German
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Mittelmeerraum in der Frühen Neuzeit

Course Department: Geschkult
Instruction Language: German
Credit Transfer Issues:
Course Name/Rating:

Lobbying in der Eu

Course Department: Politikwissenschaft
Instruction Language: German
Credit Transfer Issues: