Best time ever Past Review

By (Geography and Cartography., SUNY - College at Geneseo) - abroad from 01/30/2012 to 07/09/2012 with

SUNY Geneseo: Groningen - University of Groningen

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how amazing people of other cultures are and realized how rewarding it is to immerse yourself in a an entirely different place with entirely different people. It was extremely worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $80


* 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?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Seeing Europe
  • Meeting friends from all over the world
  • Living in another culture than my own
* What could be improved?
  • having own room
  • costs
  • easier transportation on initial arrival
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Realizing that time abroad is very limited. When I first got there if felt like 6 months would be a long time but it went by extremely fast.