I would not recommend this trip to Geneseo students. Past Review

By (Accounting, SUNY - College at Geneseo) for

SUNY Geneseo: Athens - Humanities Course

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
No, the professor made the trip not enjoyable due to the amount of work that was expected of us.

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.

I felt that the amount of workload for a study abroad class and the difficulty of the work load was not doable with exploring the country as well as understanding all the material. I felt that the professor didn't take in our time to explore the country and complete all the work he assigned.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The person in charge of our questions and dealing with any of our problems, he was very rude when we asked him for help and said we were making things up because we were unsatisfied with our living arrangements.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We were told that we would have air conditioning and we're given a fan for each room but never given accommodations that the rest of our program received. There were other things within our contract that were not provided to us. Many things broke and were not fixed in a fair amount of time.

* 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? No


* 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? $2000. American dollars.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Extra museum expenses.


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans