Best time of my life Past Review

By (Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg) - abroad from 02/24/2013 to 08/02/2013 with

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC): Milan - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
To be more independent and open-minded. To see how uncomplicated and easy people can be and how easy it can be to find new friends from all over the world.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* 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?

I don't know. I had no 'contact' with the health issues in Milan 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? A
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? To watch movies/soaps with subtitles in the foreign language and to talk as much as possible with people from this country.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Possibility to have contact and friendship with local and international students/people
  • To live in another country
  • To live to see another lifestyle
* What could be improved?
  • The organisation (home university)
  • An introduction in the university life
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? ----