A lot of progress in racial equality is necessary. Past Review

By (Central State University) - abroad from 09/25/2017 to 12/20/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The best thing about my experience is it's proximity to Europe and the Middle East. You can therefore find cheap flights to many countries, and travel extensively over the weekends.

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.

* 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

Due to the culture specifically in Cyprus. Encountering institutional racism with the some of the global semester's representatives there was a repeat occurrence.


* 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
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The University of Nicosia does not offer a meal plan option. You must therefore grocery shop and prepare your on meals, or pay for each meal at local restaurants, and the on campus cafe.


* 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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • The professors were extremely accommodating and passionate.
* What could be improved?
  • The global semesters local representatives.
  • The showed overt favoritism to none minority students.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That race was a thing in Cyprus. The international students from Africa at the University of Nicosia, all complained about institutional racism, and lack of opportunity for them.

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.