Once in a lifetime September 12, 2014

By (Mechanical Engineering., University of Central Florida) - abroad from 05/13/2014 to 05/22/2014 with

The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I leaned you need to integrate all forms of alternative energy into one huge component to be the most efficient. I gained leadership and communication experience. It was absolutely worthwhile as i meet 42 new friends and hopefully will make most of them life long friendships.

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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.

I love getting hands on experience to alternative energy facilities and learning from professors who specialize in this field

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Only annoying thing was the internet because we need to do researcher for projects and the facilities could handle all the people trying to connect

* Food:

Very delicious except for the shark haha

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

There where no health issues during the trip and the little injuries i obtained i took care it it with my own medicine and bandages

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* 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? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Dont exchange money at the airport. If you do only get a small amount. In iceland you can charge expensive on your account as long as you tell the bank/card company you will be in a different country for x amount of days. Normally the transfer fee is small then trying to exchange cash at the airport. plus that is cash that you have to carry around when you dont really need it unless your buying gifts

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people
  • The Country
  • The atmosphere from the group
* What could be improved?
  • The time to work on capstone projects
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much fun it was so i could have stayed longer

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.