Beautiful country Past Review

By (Chemistry, Columbia College, Missouri) - abroad from 06/01/2015 to 06/30/2015 with

Missouri Study Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium / MOSAIC: Summer Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes it was worth it but I recommend going with a friend.

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.

Not very difficult. The anatomy class was useful but the criminal justice class was useless.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very good administration. Direction when I needed it and independence the rest of the time.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The apartment was nice but lots of things were broken and never fixed.

* Food:

Food was very good but expensive, bring lots of money.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I stuck out like a sore thumb but the culture is very interesting.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had no trouble with health so I am unsure how it was.

* Safety:

I felt very safe and they gave great advice at the start of the trip.

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)

I was very difficult being there with little money.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't eat out every meal buy groceries and cook.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • Traveling to different cities.
  • Food!
  • Art work.
* What could be improved?
  • Classes
  • More free days.
  • Faster fixes at the apartment
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take the food class and the medieval hill town class.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.