Teaching style was fantastic and very immersive at La Sorbonne Past Review

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SUNY Oswego: Paris - La Sorbonne

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
100%. i had an incredible experience, although most of it had little to do with classes or any of that. it's just a fantastic opportunity to live abroad, etc....

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Learned a lot more than I expected. Fantastic experience overall.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The people running this program are fantastic. Really great people, a great help, very understanding and supportive no matter what.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Studio apartment in the 1st arrondissement. <br /><br /> incredible location, beautiful apartment.

* Food:

fantastic food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

social: awful. no interest in being friends with anybody on my program. academic: great.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

no issues at all. everything went smoothly.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $130
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? buy your fruits and vegetables at the markets or in the poorer areas...taste better, cost less.


Language acquisition improvement?

I came with no knowledge, left with a serviceable knowledge.

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? do it. it's fantastic.