Don't hold back. Past Review

By (Bethel University) - abroad from 01/21/2016 to 05/21/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to believe in myself again. After going through a rough semester before I came, I was coming to Cyprus needing to be rejuvenate and to build myself up again. Coming abroad pushed away all the other distractions from home and I could really focus on myself.

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.

The classes I took were interesting, but I would've like to take other classes that were offered. Had it been relayed to us that there were other classes than just the ones on the website, I would've taken more.

* 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

This was probably the most amazing five months of my life. You will have new experiences though out your life, but going to a different country, having to make your way around and being able to do things yourself, builds you and shapes you.


* 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? around $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Work as much as you can and set a goal for what you want to take abroad. Don't limit yourself, thinking less than $3,000 will be enough. Be safe, rather than sorry! Save as much money a possible. Although fun things happen at home all the time and you want to go out at home with friends, Study Abroad only happens once in your life.


* 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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  • Americans
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?
  • Travel access
  • The other students
  • location
* What could be improved?
  • communication
  • support
  • reliability
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Pack your bag, then take half of it out!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.