Its All Greek Past Review

By (Classical Languages and Literature, Western Washington University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Greece

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Understanding how a significant "western" culture was significant because it tolerated both willingly and forcefully many cultural traditions and backgrounds beyond its ever changing boarders.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload: great Grading system: great Teaching methods: great Differences in educational sustem: NA

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Strengths - Professor Diane Johnson

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Greece has the best food. The markets and local grocers are a good way to save money but treating yourself to the local taverns is worth the expense.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The sites tend to give off chills of inspiration.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Never walk anywhere alone at night but safety is not a concern otherwise. Look both ways before crossing the street.

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Professor Diane Johnson
* What could be improved?
  • NA
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Allow your dreams to take you.