My time at Middelburg Center for Transatlantic Studies Past Review

By (Social Work., University of South Dakota) for

Netherlands Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was more than worthwhile. It was the experience of a lifetime and changed me so much in so many good ways. I was somewhat shy, and definitely scared of new places and ways of living, but this program helped me to come out and try new things. Now I am addicted to traveling, wish I would ave stayed for a whole semester, and cannot wait to return someday.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The workload was good for the experience, and the class schedule was set up to allow for traveling.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Was like a large house/small dorm. Shared bathroom and kitchen, but everyone has own room. Mixed in with the Dutch students. It was the best part of the experience.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Everyone very welcoming and helpful. The way classes are set up allowed for traveling. Amazing!!

* 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)


Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is a great program and the people running it, and the people at the school there, are so amazing and welcoming. I was very nervous and scared when I went, but within a couple weeks I never wanted to leave.