By (Art Workshop: Painting, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania) - abroad from 07/02/2015 to 07/24/2015 with

Study Abroad Programs in Greece

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've traveled all over, but Greece has captured my heart. The culture and history was so captivating I didn't want to leave. In total of a month with my program I visited six different islands and Athens, which I would have never been able to do without them. Even if you are unsure about studying abroad, definitely look farther into it, because its a once in a lifetime adventure. Hands down the best time of my life, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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)

The only expenses I really had trouble with was the food. We did not have a meal plan for the Summer term, which meant we were responsible for buying all of our food. As long as you set a budget for yourself, you should have no problem with all of the other expenses.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? I spent on average about 200 euros a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET!!! Do not go into the trip thinking you can buy everything you see, because you will quickly run out and be stressed the rest of the trip.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • How hands on the program is with the courses and students.
  • How the professors took us on several different excursions.
  • The program was very laid back and easy-going which is what I was expecting.
* What could be improved?
  • Be a little more organized
  • Better Communication
  • Meal plan for summer term
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that we were going to have to buy all of our own food, so I could have budgeted better.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.