This was a once in a lifetime experience! Past Review

By (Accounting, Southwest Tennessee Community College) for

Netherlands Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

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

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.

There was a great amount of time studying and learning so much about this country, yet there was still enough time to shop, and explore this culture.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Our hosts in the Netherlands, Truus and Willie were completely amazing! We could not have asked for a better host!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The food was the best part of the whole trip!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It was extremely safe. We never went anywhere unless we were in groups of at least two people. If we got lost we were to meet at the fountain in the middle of town.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I brought $750 USD which translated into $480 Euros, and I brought home $120 Euros, which transferred to $152 USD, but i bought souvenirs to bring home which was included in that.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Always bring more money than less. Because it is better to have more then not enough, you can always bring any extra back home.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This study abroad program will change your life for the better!