Best Year of my life Past Review

By (History, Tel Aviv University) - abroad from 12/01/2015 to 12/29/2015 with

Tel Aviv University: Undergraduate Semester in Israel

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes it was worthwile and I made life long friends

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Great classroom size, gave students a chance to learn on a personal level

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very well Organized

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Good food available on campus

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

very well integrated

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The staff on the program took good care of us and helped get the necessary doctors

* Safety:

Tel Aviv feels very safe

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? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you save extra money before coming then you can take short trips to Europe during your semester on long weekends etc.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • 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?
  • The city
  • The campus
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • All was good
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save a bit more money to take extra trips

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.