Breathtaking, exceptional and unforgettable! Past Review

By (University of Nicosia) - 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?
It was very worthwhile and I learned a lot about being the tourist and being the international student. It was an unforgettable experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I thought the experience was exceptional, learning a lot and gaining experiences.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was very helpful when questions were asked. They were also comforting and helpful to students whose international experiences were none.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Location in relation to the campus was great. The apartments gave you an insight to what living was like there.

* Food:

Everything was an experience!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Obviously you feel out of place and because we knew nothing, it could be difficult at times. But for the most part I integrated pretty well.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If something was not safe, we all were given several warnings and precautions about things to do and not to do in certain areas.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I absolutely loved it and thought the support and help from the program staff were good.


* 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)

I did not think I was prepared for how much money to bring. We had to eat out a lot more than I thought which was tough with money.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Would range between 100 or 200$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget your week out and make sure you include meals for the weekend excursions and souvinears.


* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Weekend excursions
  • Class variability
  • Activities
* What could be improved?
  • More sight seeing options
  • More guided tours
  • More down time for students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not one things stands out.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.