An amazing experience that is unable to be duplicated Past Review

By (Business Finance, Millsaps College) - abroad from 07/06/2013 to 08/08/2013 with

Millsaps College: Summer 2012, 2013, 2014 Faculty-led Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a great ammount about cultural differences among countries. I also learned some vital leadreship experience and made great connections with past Millsaps alumni working abroad.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Loved the manner in which we held class. Learned a ton about leadership as well as valuable life lessons.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dr. Beeler and Dr. Foser did an excellent job coordinating the classes and fieldtrips that we made. They ligned up some excellent speakers and tours which enriched the entire experience. They also maintained a perfect balance of structure and freedom which really allowed us to explore the cities in which we studied.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

London was extremely hot and the dorms did not have air conditioning. This is out of the ordinary however. The location of our dorms in London was excellent. It was a very good area and i never felt unsafe. The smae goes for Munich and Florence.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The proffesors really encouraged us to experience the various cultures and immerse ourrselves in each city.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

never felt unsafe for the enrtire month we were abroad.

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? $500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Manage your money at the beginning of the trip so you can fully experience Germany and Italy. London is extremely exppensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Locations
  • Speakers
  • Field Trips
* What could be improved?
  • more speakers
  • Visit Rome instead
  • spend less time in Munich and more time Florence or Rome
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save your money at the beginnign so you don't have to scrape by at the end.

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.