Study Abroad in Germany: an amazing experience trip Past Review

By (Berea College) - abroad from 06/02/2014 to 07/02/2014 with

Study Abroad in Germany! Programs and Reviews!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
A few friends both American and German, use of language, history and an awesome time

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.

Great professors and great material with many learning opportunities throughout the city

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

four people to a small room, but if you plan it right you'll never be in it anyways. the hostel was very neat and clean, so you could hardly ask for better out of a large class.

* Food:

if you don't mind a continental breakfast the rest is up to you. nearby grocers and restaurants everywhere.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

most people spoke English, and were very polite.

* 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? 800$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Definitely go to the grocery stores. the food is much cheaper there and much better, especially fruit.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? SPN 102
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? look at common phrases.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • field trips
  • classroom placement
  • lots of free time
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A bit more German and thing to do while in the city