I had an amazing time with no regrets other than I'm broke now July 31, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/18/2019 to 05/29/2019 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to figure things out when you're in an unfamiliar country. Specifically different transportation systems.

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.

2 out of 5 classes were great, the others were kind of mediocre and I didn't come out feeling confident in the subject we were supposed to learn.

* 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? Yes

I met amazing people and met so many international students! Over time Cyprus really felt like home. It's so easy to travel independently to other countries, and my roommate and I were still always excited to return to our home in Cyprus.

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? I really didn't keep track like I should have
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep track of what you spend and see if there are an frivolous things you could save money on!

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?

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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 people I met
  • The food
  • The experience
* What could be improved?
  • more explanation on what to do when you or a friend needs medical attention
  • A better recommended cab company
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Check what the weather will be like when you go.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

3D Modeling and Animation

Course Department: Multimedia
Instructor: Maria Pavlou
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Fantastic class. You get such an in depth overview of Maya and I feel very comfortable making all sorts of things with this software now
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Interface Design and Development

Course Department: Multimedia
Instructor: Paschalis Paschali
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I learned a lot about graphic design in this course and it really helped me learn how to use Adobe Photoshop as well
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