Life changing experience September 05, 2019

By (University of California - Riverside) - abroad from 02/18/2019 to 08/30/2019 with

University of California EAP (UCEAP): Geneva - Global Studies, University of Geneva

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a new perspective on everything and met very likeminded people

Review Photos

University of California EAP (UCEAP): Geneva - Global Studies, University of Geneva Photo

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!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Amazing!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very accommodating

* Food:

The Swiss diet isn't the best for lactose intolerant people.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I integrated very well

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

addressed well but the swiss health insurance for us was ridiculous we had to pay for 2 health insurances

* Safety:

very safe

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)

Switzerland is the most expensive city to live in

Language

* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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 locals
  • way of life/quality of life
* What could be improved?
  • insurance
  • information about banking and security deposit
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? information about banking and security deposit

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'