dis it Past Review

By (George Mason University) - abroad from 09/22/2016 to 12/22/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i got to experience seeing a lot of different places around cyprus and outside of cyprus. I learned more about european culture. overall it was a nice 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.

courses are especially easy, wasn't challenged much this semester.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Does not cater much to help students.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Minus the bugs in the apartment, it held up quite well. There is mold on the bathroom ceiling.

* Food:

Food around here is good, but the same places get tiring after a while. Other food places are a long walking distance

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt like I hung around the people in the Global Semesters program more than with other people. Theyre still great people, just not much chance/opportunities around here for interacting with local culture

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

nothing ever happens here

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

This place was nice but it gets boring after a while, I would go somewhere else.


* 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)

its hard to not spend money :(

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100-200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? the bus is cheap, taxis rip you off.. cooking sucks but it saves money


* 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
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?
  • free trips around cyprus
  • food
  • people
* What could be improved?
  • global semesters
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? it gets cold here after a while

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

PSY 435

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Soukara, Stavroulla
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Gave a narrow view of terrorism and occasionally cited unfactual information. Focused too much on certain terrorists groups and did not give a wide variety of different terrorist groups. Narrow definition of terrorism and who terrorists are. Lack of understanding for Islamic religion and conditions for what makes people terrorists
Credit Transfer Issues: