Great city nice experience! September 24, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/06/2018 to 05/18/2018 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to live in an environment where I have to do everything by myself. Yes it is 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?

Convenient location, but people in the family argued too much with each other and the host is somehow condescending to foreign cultures.

* Food:

Too much frozen food. Can’t get used to it.

* 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


* 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? 200-300


* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Fren0220 and language program level 4
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Administrative staff
  • Location
  • Academic diversity
* What could be improved?
  • Host family standard
  • Communication with students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not to take many hard classes at the same time. Ruined my GPA :(

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

French Laïcité

Course Department: Political Science
Instructor: Nicholas Rousellier
Instruction Language: French
Comments: Lectures are interesting, but the completion of exams depends a lot on proficiency in French. I received a really bad final grade.
Credit Transfer Issues: