Poland: A Diamond in the Rough - Cultural Immersion in Poland Past Review

By (Physical Education Teacher Education, Illinois State University) for

Study Abroad Programs in Poland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, so much was learned about Eastern Europe and history as well as my content area.

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.

We were there for two weeks so we sat in on classes. However, we did not take classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were very accommodating.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Great food. Inexpensive and generous portions.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Great cities and so much history (cities, concentration camps, salt mines, ect...)

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It was very safe. We went out at night all the time without any worries.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? American money goes a long way in Poland.


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?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Learned so much
* What could be improved?
  • Could always be cheaper
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Anyone who is willing to try something new. People may not think much of the location. However, there is so much to do at a great price.