An amazing adventure. Past Review

By (Secondary English Education, University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 06/03/2012 to 06/22/2012 with

University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in Greece

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I have gained a better understanding of Greek history and the culture not just from ancient times, but modern as well. I really liked that we didn't just focus on one time period.

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.

The course was amazing. My favorite part was standing in the places that we were learning about. It made the learning much easier and more fun.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Share meals, they can be really big. Chip in on water


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I loved actually seeing what we we're studying in real life.
  • The friends that I made while on this trip will be people that I keep in touch with for the rest of my life.
* What could be improved?
  • More screening for compatiblity with the students. One student was not a "group" kind of person and that was really annoying to the rest of us.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I had known more of the native language.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Capstone to Greece

Course Department: History
Instructor: Greg Bruis
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The class was fantastic! It was challenging with out being over whelming and standing where we were learning about made it more interesting
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