Past Review

By (Art History, Criticism and Conservation., SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY Oswego: Paris - La Sorbonne

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i learned a lot about a new culture, myself, and abut where i come from.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I am incredibly surprised that i was able to learn as much french as i did, but it is really just what you make out of it.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

anytime i had a question i always felt like someone was there to answer it for me.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with a french girl in a small apartment in the center of paris. i was really expensive but well worth it. she helped me with my french and we got along very well. <br /><br /> it was great.

* Food:

the food here is amazing, but a little expensive.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

it was great

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

sometimes at night i didnt feel too safe but other than that i felt fine.

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? eat in you apartment.


Language acquisition improvement?

I came here not knowing a word of french and now i can read simple texts and converse with people i meet.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* 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? save up money

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

French Language Deboutant

Course Department:
Instructor: France Lanord
Instruction Language: French
Comments: My professor was very strict but that ended up being beneficial for me.
Credit Transfer Issues: