Life changing Past Review

By (The Citadel) - abroad from 01/19/2017 to 05/31/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was very worthwhile. meeting new people and learning a new language was incredible. I learned how other cultures work in different countries outside the US

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

We kept the house fairly clean, but the quality of the appliances and ac units were poor. Many of the lights broke on there own as well as the dish washer.

* Food:

Food was fantastic!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Felt safe, and had a blast. People were very kind in Nicosia as well as cyprus as a whole.

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

Nicosia was a wonderful place to stay. it was right in the center of Cyprus making it easy to go to all areas of cyprus. the locals were very kind and caring. Also it was easy to travel from cyprus


* 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)

With the meal plan we had through the citadel we were able to save a lot of money. And travel through ryanair was fairly cheap. So it wasn't very cheap living but it wasn't that expensive either.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? set a limit on how much you can spend a week. also for food, eat gyros.


* 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? Sophomore level french
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? when talking to taxi's or the locals try to interact and use the language. They love when kids studying abroad ask them questions as well as try to speak in greek.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Friendships
  • Language
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Living
  • apartment services
  • -
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish i knew nicosia was pretty far from any of the beaches in Cyprus

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!