Great music, great food, great times. Past Review

By (University of California - San Diego / UCSD) - abroad from 07/24/2016 to 08/06/2016 with

UC San Diego Global Seminars: Paris - Jazz in Paris

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a ton about Jazz, art, culture, and french history. I also took away some important life lessons.

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.

Fascinating program and great classes

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The orientation and sight staff were extremely helpful.

* 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:

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)

Paris is expensive, but this wasn't really the programs fault.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around $100.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget more than you think you'll need.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Fascinating curriculum
  • Concerts
  • Discussions with French artists, authors, and literati.
* What could be improved?
  • Better pre departure communication
  • More specific packing list
  • More immersion with locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I known more about other ways to explore more of France beyond Paris.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!