GO. UMSL's Iklaina Archaeological Project, Summer Past Review

By (Classical Studies, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville) for

Study Abroad Programs in Greece

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about archaeology, Bronze Age Greece, modern Greece, modern Greek, history, and Architecture. I am much more interested in the Bronze Age and material history.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This was an excellent program. I recommend it to anyone seeking field experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Hotel Karalis in Pylos Greece. Good staff, good food, good rooms.

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It was all memorable. From swimming in the Bay of Navarino, to drinking Cups of Nestor in the Pylos Platea.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I don't recall any incidents.

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? Maybe 100 Euros?
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to carry small bills. Take out 40 euros at a time from the ATMs so you don't get stuck with a 50 which no one can break.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? GO! You will not regret it!