Dreaming of Greece Daily Past Review

By (Video Production, Ohio University) - abroad from 06/05/2014 to 06/26/2014 with

Study Abroad Programs in Greece

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained such a new understanding of cultural differences and similarities. Learned so much more about myself and who I want to be. Without a doubt an amazing experience thanks to Athena and hands down worthwhile!

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.

Teachers know their stuff and are always open to helping and answering questions.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Clean, family that runs the apartments are great. Greek styled which only adds to the cultural feeling

* Food:

Lots of seafood!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Because it was a super short program it was harder to feel like an islander, but by the end I felt like it was home... just wish I did a whole semester on this beautiful island.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

everyone is friendly and I never once felt unsafe walking by myself during the day or at night.

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)

Beyond easy to stay within budget, and still have great greek food and some shopping!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Per week was about 50-100, each week varied depending on how many family dinners we made
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Write it all down and check your budgeting each week.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Location
  • Courses
  • People
* 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? I wish I knew a little bit of Greek, just for more interaction

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.