Extraordinary Past Review

By (Communication and Media Studies., Bethel University) - abroad from 08/31/2011 to 12/14/2011 with

Study Abroad Programs in Switzerland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Too much for words! It was worth every penny, every difficult moment, and the stories will last for years to come.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The amount of freedom we had to explore what was around us.
* What could be improved?
  • Organization within countries for certain trips, trains, etc.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is much easier to adapt and adjust to new familiar surroundings than most people would imagine.