A beautiful experience Past Review

By (Oklahoma State University - Stillwater) - abroad from 06/02/2017 to 07/28/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learn to be more comfortable in my own skin as well as gained more independence.

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.

I did a independent research study with a professor from the University of Nicosia. There was not a lot of structure nor was there clear communication from the advisor. That was my biggest concern.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

All of the program coordinators were absolutely amazing. Extremely hospitable and accommodating.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Maro apartments were lovely. Truly appreciated having a kitchen with cooking utensils.

* Food:

Mediterranean food was delicious.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Felt as integrated as possible with the two months that I had there. Public transportation was a big part of getting to feel more like a local.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Very clear.

* Safety:

I felt extremely safe my time in Cyprus.

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

Well yes and no, I think I would love to do the same project but just structure it a little different.


* 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)

Definitely cooking meals was a huge money saver.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? probably 30-70 euros a week (I think)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat in as much as possible. You have a kitchen use it.


* 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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  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • The views
* What could be improved?
  • Academic vigor
  • Communication with advisors
* 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!