A Summer of New Experiences Past Review

By (University of Kentucky) - abroad from 06/07/2017 to 07/05/2017 with

University of Nicosia - Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus: Animal Science

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Practical knowledge about breeds and management of farm animals from a different country's perspective. Yes, I can utilize this knowledge moving forward with my coursework.

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.

* 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'm still most passionate about Animal Science, and that's what I enjoy learning about the most, so I would choose this topic all the time.


* 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 $150.00
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Utilize buying groceries and making most of your lunches and dinners throughout the week so you have money to spend on nicer restaurants or excursions during the weekends.


* 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

  • Americans
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?
  • Planned travel on the weekends
* What could be improved?
  • Give us one weekend off to explore on our own.
  • Switch up roommates, or let us choose roommates, on the weekends.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More details about the classes I was taking. Specifics from day to day and an outline of the class each day.

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!