A wonderful experience in an amazing and unique country Past Review

By (St. Ambrose University) - abroad from 06/07/2017 to 07/05/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained many new friendships from my experience abroad. I also learned a lot about the history and culture of Cyprus, a country a new very little about before the trip. I though it was definitely worthwhile and would highly recommend this trip to others.

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

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)

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? Split some grocery items with your roommates- you alone are probably not going to use a whole jar of peanut butter in a month so you could share with roommates and they could buy other items to share

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Most people in Cyprus spoke English so there wasn't a big need to try and learn Greek phrases

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None

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?
  • The planned trips around the country each weekend. It allowed us to experience different parts of the country.
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How inexpensive traveling is in Europe and to not book my flight home right away so that I could have spent time traveling all over after this program was done.

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.