An experience made better because of compassionate, professional staff! July 25, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/03/2019 to 05/17/2019 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was entirely 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?

The program had an excellent, well-planned system for creating opportunities for students to get out and explore! Optional "field trips" to various destinations in France were organized, with participating staff making each moment enjoyable.

* 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 on-site staff members of the Middlebury Paris school abroad provided the right balance between assistance and space to discover. Each member at the office had a positive impact on my experience abroad, and deserve recognition for their tireless work on making study abroad a life-changing experience.

Finances

* 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)

Language

* 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? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? French 0230
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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?
  • Staff and professors
  • Setting/environment
  • Appropriate time given to explore the city
* What could be improved?
  • x
  • x
  • x
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? x

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

French grammar

Course Department:
Instructor: P. Guedon
Instruction Language: French
Comments:
Credit Transfer Issues: