It was an amazing experience! London & Munich - The Psychology of Terrorism Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Millsaps College) - abroad from 07/06/2013 to 07/22/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to integrate into the culture, to understand what it is like to be immersed in the culture, and to be able to visit some family.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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


* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
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? Fluent in English
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

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?
  • Being able to visit family
  • feeling immersed in the culture
  • making friends with locals
* What could be improved?
  • I would like to have a couple of extra days in Germany.
  • I think it would have helped to have survival German before going to the country. I felt disrespectful because I didn't know much of the language.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I think I would have liked to know more about some of the areas of London. Looking back, there are some places in the city that I would have like to go like Camden Square. But, for the amount of time we had, I think we did a lot and had a lot of freedom to do as we wanted outside of the class schedule.