Amazing unforgettable experience. Past Review

By (University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 05/29/2012 to 06/18/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in Poland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained so much from this trip, it helped me not only learn about the Polish people and their culture, but it also forced me to look at myself and America and learn more about my own culture. It was a life changing experience and it was so worthwhile.

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.

The class was challenging but it really opened my eyes to the topic of Nationality.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Our dorms we stayed in were newly remodeled and very nice.

* Food:

The food was amazing, I tried so many new things and I can't think of a single meal that I didn't like. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Poland was amazing, and we were there during the Euro 2012 championship so we got to meet people from all over Europe. The Polish people were very welcoming and I really enjoyed spending time with them.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $40
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you don't spend all your money on souviners, and guy food from the grocery store so you don't have to eat at resturants every night.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Food
  • The Professor
  • The friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • More Travel
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how wonderful it was going to be because I would have organized to stay longer!

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.