The first of many international trips January 16, 2018

By (Albright College) - abroad from 09/21/2018 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?
Knowledge on how to be more independent and self-reliant, I practiced culturally relativity to be more open-minded to learning about countries in ways I never had before, and took the overall opportunity to be reflective and constructive of my experiences as an American

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

Program Coordinators were hospitable to us, cautious for our well-being, but remained overall un-involved in affairs unless there was an excursion

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Apartment was fine, but could have been better with closer roommates

* Food:

Local food was amazing, but I cooked for myself the majority of the time

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Being a student at UNic provided much of my integrative experience, as the area immediately local to the campus does not offer much in the way of activities or intimate exposure to local culture

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Facilities requests were filled. But all bedding should be washed (including comforter and pillow cases)

* Safety:

Did not face many issues, nor did I worry about getting into trouble

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

Would have preferred living in the locality of an area with more to do; also would have loved to travel across Europe in the beginning of the program like I signed up for

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? $50-$100/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan ahead for excursions and trips!

Language

* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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
  • the country's history
  • the educational institution
* What could be improved?
  • location/provide more info on local culture
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Without fear, you can go anywhere

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Cultural Anthropology

Course Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Sarrios
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Teacher provided an informative and intellectually challenging course; units were packed with content and exhibited a well-synthesized scope
Credit Transfer Issues: No