Don't be afraid to live like a local Past Review

By (Accounting, St. Catherine University) for

Netherlands Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Independence, Cultural awareness,

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.

The grading systems were very confusing, teaching methods uneffective, uncomfortable classroom structure.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was very far from city center making it expensive and inconvenient to travel.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The people I met made this experience amazing. Traveling on the weekends was also fun as well.

* 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? No


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Buy a bike for easy and cheap travel. Do not use city bus very often. Live in the city center as opposed to the suburbs.