Groningen is awesome Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., SUNY - College at Geneseo) for

SUNY Geneseo: Groningen - University of Groningen

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I loved everything about it.

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:

Our University highly recommended that we pay $500 dollars for an international insurance program that didnt even end up working in the city we lived in. That is inexcusable.

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live 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? Go through the Geography Dpt if you're like me and don't need any credits during your semster abroad because you can graduate on time while doing whatever you want with your time in the Netherlands. I found that the Geography students became more immersed in the culture and got to go on some excellent feild trips all while learning about the country they were living in, while I participated in some mediocre psych classes that held about 300 people per class. The geography dept was tiny and awesome and I ended up being friends with pretty much the whole class of geneseo and international students. just saying.