Spring 2015 Past Review

By (Biology, Bethel University) - abroad from 01/22/2015 to 05/27/2015 with

University of Nicosia - Global Semesters: Nicosia - Semester in Europe (Multi-country)

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely love the employees of global semesters!!! However, I did feel that Cyprus is not the ideal study abroad location. It's hard to explore the rest of the island and stay busy due to the limits of transportation. I would recommend a global semesters but not studying in Cyprus. Overall, I don't regret studying in Nicosia though - learned so much."

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? Yes


* 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)


* 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
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Northern Europe trip, planned global semesters excursions, and living conditions.
* What could be improved?
  • Allowing students to understand the location of Nicosia in relation to everything - many frustrated with an inability to explore due to buses/city transportation."
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? n/a