It gets old Past Review

By (Hendrix College) - abroad from 01/19/2018 to 05/26/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Choose wisely before you select where you want to study abroad. Read lots of reviews. Do your own research. In my experience, I learned how to room with more than one other person. I also got more confident with taking public transportation.

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

The biggest problem I had with the semester in Cyprus program was the lack of activities provided by the University of Nicosia and the absence of activities within Nicosia itself. Not only did I feel it was very difficult to be "immersed" in the culture, but I had a hard time finding much to do in Cyprus without leaving Nicosia and taking a day trip to a different city. Nicosia is business city. And unfortunately that's where the program is offered. I'm willing to admit that I may have just been unaware of a lot of opportunities within the city, but even then It was not properly advertised or brought to my attention.


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The meal plan works great if you don't want to think about buying food, and it allows you to eat a variety of restaurants. However, you do miss out on the experience of cooking for yourself.


* 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?

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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Beaches
  • Food
  • Close proximity to other countries
* What could be improved?
  • Global Semesters housing
  • # of Activities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? What it would be like living in Nicosia