Im glad I was able to experience this! Past Review

By (Journalism, Bennett College) - abroad from 01/20/2016 to 05/27/2016 with

University of Nicosia - Global Semesters: Nicosia - Semester in Cyprus

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became a lot more independent. The experience was totally worth I've learned so much about traveling/just being on my own. I feel I am now a traveler.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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:

Cyprus is very safe. I felt at home. It was a very calm environment.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Cyprus was different. No one in the states has really heard of it, plus compared to other European countries it is relativity cheap. Instead of being trapped in a country the emigre semester because the cost of living is so high and I would not be able to travel I opted to go to a chooser countries and just visit the other countries.


* 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)

All I really spent money on was groceries and spending money for excursions. I did really well managing my money here.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Maybe 25-50 euros.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook!!!!! Do not eat out and spend all your money on drinks. Stay in and cook. Then when you're ready for your excursions you'll have money!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish 2
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Get a book or enroll in the language's class offered at the university.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • It's small
  • Coordinators were kind (Laura/Sakis)
  • Trips
* What could be improved?
  • The free time they give us on the trips sometimes it was too much time.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? About the trips to other countries they offered.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.