Amazing Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., University of Virginia) - abroad from 06/05/2011 to 07/05/2011 with

University of Nicosia - Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus: Health Sciences

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Confidence to travel. A love of Cyprus. Totally and completely worthwhile and life changing.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Nicosia
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was awesome and really tried to get to know each student. Never felt like a stranger

* 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?

I didn't need any healthcare but all information was readily conveyed.

* Safety:

Never felt unsafe.

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

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)

The cost of living is more expensive.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100-150

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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Trips around the country
  • Freedom to explore on our own
* What could be improved?
  • More advice on how to live on a student's budget--especially for cost of food.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That in Cyprus you can't flush toilet paper.

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.