If only I could travel forever Past Review

By (Business Administration, Management and Operations., Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn / University of Bonn) for

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität / University of Bonn: Bonn - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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

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.

there is only one test at the very end that determines your grade for the entire class. That was somewhat stressful but if you study thoughout the semester you'll be fine.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Lots of activities all through the year and wonderful language and cultural "buddies" that were assigned. The program coordinators were very difficult to get in touch with both in Germany and in the US.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was in a great neighborhood, though a little far from the center of town. Busses ran every 10 minutes and it was nice to have a huge forest hiking area near by.

* 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:

I felt safer in Europe than I ever have in the states

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? maybe 100 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? don't drink much alchol and you can travel


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 4000 classes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

I made lots of German friends and we spoke German most of the time. The interactions with the other foreign exchange students were mostly in English as many of them were not proficient in German.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? an outgoing one that wants to do more than travel