Groningen: The Best Decision of my College Career Past Review

By (Geography and Cartography., SUNY - College at Geneseo) for

SUNY Geneseo: Groningen - University of Groningen

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very much so. I've learned countless things about the world and its peoples. I've seen stereotypes at work and also learned how false some of them can really be. I've learned lessons for myself and for my studies.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep track of your spending habits. It makes it easier to know what you've been spending all that money on at the end of the month.


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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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Psychology or geography students I know would benefit from this program, but I know from experience that other majors can participate as well. This program is for an extended period of time and includes meeting people from all over the world. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a broad, global experience.