The teachers and courses were fantastic. Past Review

By (University of New Mexico) - abroad from 06/02/2016 to 07/05/2016 with

University of Nicosia - Global Semesters: Nicosia - Summer in Cyprus: International Relations

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The teachers and courses were fantastic. The requirements ended up being a little less than the syllabus noted, because of the condensed time (one month in summer) and the classes would have been vastly improved by the presence of other international or even Cypriot students.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The place was nice, but we had to pay for laundry in our apartment building. Also, we weren't allowed to leave food, so some of it went to waste.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

A month was too short to properly integrate, especially when the time spent outside of class on the weekends was for group trips.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

It's a major metropolis.

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


* 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 took out 1,000 Euros before my trip, and still had some left over fr my trip home via Germany.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Class content
* What could be improved?
  • More interaction with locals (in classes especially)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? N/A

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!