I couldn't have picked a better place to spend my time! Past Review

By (Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater) - abroad from 02/17/2015 to 06/28/2015 with

University of Ljubljana: Ljubljana - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained an insight to new cultures and enlightened my desires to travel. It was worth every penny I spent.

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.

Overall, the University of Ljubljana is a great school with phenomenal student benefits. However, I found that many courses only required one assignment and usually one exam. Therefore, the course load was much less than what I'm originally used to. This allowed me to experience more outside of the classroom, which was great.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Administration was helpful and informational when needed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had a great location in Ljubljana as I decided to live in private accommodation rather than living in the dorms. I was a ten minute walk from the city center and a 25 minute walk from the faculty.

* Food:

The food is awesome and the student discounts completely rock!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt that I took the opportunity to become friends with other exchange students and Slovenian students.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No experience.

* Safety:

Ljubljana is a very safe city. There was not one time I felt uncomfortable.

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)

Very easily as rent was cheap, and student coupons allowed for less money to be spent on food.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around $50 per week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It's very cheap and easy to travel around Europe if you get the right group of friends. Buy food at grocery stores to take with you on trips rather than eating out. It saved me a ton of money!


* 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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  • 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 people I spent it with
  • The opportunities
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Exam system of the university
  • Professor help
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't take a European math class.