Amazing trip! April 16, 2019

By (Stephen F. Austin State University) - abroad from 03/15/2019 to 03/23/2019 with

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA): Education in Germany

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained knowledge in another country as well as their education system. I also learned a lot about myself during this trip.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Overall, I loved the trip, I learned a lot about myself and the education systems abroad. This trip confirmed that teaching is what I want to do.

* 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

This trip was an once in a lifetime trip, and I did not only learn so much about the germany history and education system but

Finances

* 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)

I very much enjoy food, and I would not be able to able to live on a student's budget for that reason.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $450

Language

* 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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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • how organized it was
  • food
  • experience
* What could be improved?
  • location of hotels
  • more time in France
  • more time overall
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew not to focus on trying to speak German and a lot of people either speak English or at least understand.