Plane Hopping Past Review

By (Pace University) - abroad from 01/21/2016 to 05/20/2016 with

University of Nicosia - Global Semesters: Nicosia - Global Semester: World Cultures (Multi-country)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned Greek and became accustomed to many different cultures during trips with friends. It was worthwhile to learn how to become more independent and to meet new and wonderful people.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

Global Semesters is a wonderful program and has allowed me to travel the world as much as I could. I feel that experience for me has been completed.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 60 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? You will save a lot of money when buying groceries rather than eating out. Going out with groups of friends will also allow you to spend less!

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

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? None
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? If a foreign language course is offered, take it. There are also great (cheap) language books to buy, or you can even meet and Han out with locals!

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?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Making friends
  • Food
  • Independent Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Roommate arrangements
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I shouldn't be scared to travel and experience things on my own