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By (Mfa, University of Texas - San Antonio) - abroad from 03/07/2012 to 03/22/2012 with

Study Abroad in Germany! Programs and Reviews!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes it was worthwhile. A sense of independence and culture. Traveling is essential to become a well rounded individual and do not look at this as a once in a lifetime experience, but as the first of many

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)

I did request a bit more for my student loan amount but it wasn't a big deal at all. Everything was covered by about 2500$

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Maybe a hundred euro..?
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Street food and free food from hotel saves A LOT of money. Eating with profs is expensive cause they have rich taste


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Food! Traveling to another country makes the world feel smaller and gave me a sense of culture
* What could be improved?
  • Biggest complaint..the company in which you're with really makes or breaks the experience; also some people had already been in the trip where as others hadn't...this leads to snobbery. Not sure if that's really a feasible improvement, though
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take into account company!