It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Past Review

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Netherlands Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

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

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.

I'd do it again and always recommend it to younger people.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was the first time I lived in a large city. There wasn't a whole lot of guidance.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was the worst housing I've ever lived in, but it was a neat experience since I had the opportunity to live with other people from all over the world.

* Food:

getting used to dutch food takes some time.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Great learning experience.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

There was a student health clinic.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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