An Amazing Summer in Beautiful Istanbul Past Review

By (International Relations and Global Studies, The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 06/23/2014 to 08/14/2014 with

Study Abroad Programs in Turkey

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The importance of travelling and learning about other cultures

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100+
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan a weekly budget ahead of time


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • the location- Istanbul is amazing
  • the courses were very interesting
  • the friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • more staff that spoke English
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I should've made a budget, and I wish I knew how much fun I would have so I wouldn't have worried so much before I went