Best experience of my life Past Review

By (University of Dayton) - abroad from 06/06/2017 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 learned that studying your major from the views of a different culture and economic system can be very eye-opening

Review Photos

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

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.

* 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

It was a beautiful place and the people were amazing. The program was very well organized and so much fun!

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? $150/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? make food in your apartment if you can

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

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? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? none in this language
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Ask the locals, they appreciate you trying to learn their language.

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?
  • The people
  • The amazing weekend excursions
  • The culture
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe live closer to old town Nicosia
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To try and get out of the apartment and explore somewhere new everyday.