I would love to go back! April 24, 2019

By (Stephen F. Austin State University) - abroad from 03/16/2019 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?
It was definitely worthwhile, I learned a lot about the education in Germany.

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.

I had a really good time on my trip!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Our tour-guide was amazing and did not get annoyed when we asked her a thousand questions

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The hotels were very nice, but the rooms were very small.

* Food:

I loved the food of the country. I learned that they take a lot longer to eat than Americans do.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt pretty integrated

* 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

I really loved all the culture I saw.

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)

The cost of the trip was a little high, at $3000, and the food there was about $10-$15 a meal.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Ask your family for money! Don't buy silly souvenirs, don't buy more food than you can eat.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

not much.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • 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 free time
  • It was geared towards my major
  • friendly people
* What could be improved?
  • giving out money in the beginning of the trip
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I know to pack less

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.