It was a life-changing experience and I had the time of my life there. Past Review

By (Mechanical Engineering (option in Biomedical Engineering), University of Iceland) - abroad from 01/07/2013 to 05/11/2013 with

University of Iceland: Reykjavík - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about Iceland and the culture itself and a lot more about other cultures from my European friends/housemates. I also grew as a person and learned to deal with things in life that I was not used to dealing with. Definitely worthwhile. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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.

The classes were really easy.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The international office did their part and the student government was extremely helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I could have picked a better guesthouse but it was fun and alright.

* Food:

Very expensive compared to the US

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was basically a celebrity among Icelanders.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Safest country on earth.

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? 200


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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 beautiful country
  • The curriculum and school system
  • The opportunities that the student groups provided for us to make friends.
* What could be improved?
  • The housing accommodations.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about how each guesthouse is, since some are cheaper and better. I wish I knew getting a job was so easy and the pay ridiculous wages. I got 15 dollars and hour for dishwashing.

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.