Awesome experience that everyone should have a chance at. Past Review

By (Athletic Training/Trainer., Illinois State University) - abroad from 05/12/2013 to 05/25/2013 with

Opole University: Opole - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile and it is very important to see what it is like living in another country other than the USA.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Very little unless you go out to clubs. Even then with the exchange rate it is so cheap to have a good time. Believe it or not the most expensive thing in Poland would be the water.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? There are many reasonable local food establishments that offer traditional Polish food and these places are very reasonable, many meals are less than 10 zloty which is only around 3.50 U.S.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The location
  • The people
  • The program
* What could be improved?
  • The length of the program, wish it was longer
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to speak Polish, and I wish I would have walked a lot more leading up to this trip. You walk a lot for many hours daily.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.