island life is the life for me! Past Review

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Study Abroad Programs in Greece

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
to study abroad in greece is the best decision i have ever made. this experience will shape the rest of my life.

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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.

i loved going to school in greece. my teachers were amazing and so helpful and knowledgeable. the classes were small and based mostly on group discussion which i deeply enjoyed. the homework and projects pertained to the subject matter and were also informational and fun.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

everything about my academic experience in greece was perfect. the teachers, the classes, the work load and the class size were all wonderful and very enjoyable. the hisa program is very well organized and the best part was that they took us on field trips every weekend to a new island.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

paros is a safe island and also very small so i lived very close to my school and everything else of importance.

* Food:

we cooked out own meals

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

greece was wonderful and very friendly. the best part of my experience here was the weekly field trips to surrounding islands

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

paros is a safe tiny island where everyone knows everyone else. i had no problem walking alone or at night. but like in any foreign country your have to keep your eyes open for any suspicious behavior

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?

most people in greece do speak english but they are always willing to help you work on your greek.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the field trips to other islands
  • the classes
  • the spring break trip to other places in europe
* What could be improved?
  • it was perfect
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? study abroad is a must for any person who wants to experience life and thought and culture outside of their home town. the plant is a big place filled with different kinds of people living their lives in all different ways. opening up your mind and seeing the world will make you a better more educated person for sure