Capstone in Greece: Great Expirience but A LOT of Lecture! Past Review

By (Speech-Langauge Pathology, University of Northern Iowa) for

University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in Greece

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
no. I should have visited Greece on my own. But i must say, this class took me places that i wouldn't have visited on my own.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The professors are awesome and they were so fun. But I went into the program thinking that it would be focused on our experience in Greece and instead all that mattered was the class. We had about 5 hours a day dedicated to lecture and readings. When you are in a country that you have never been to, that is a long time. It was like the professors didn't understand that it was our first time in the country and we wanted to explore more than listen to boring lectures on the history of Greece. The tests were also extremely hard. I got all "A's" this past semester with extremely difficult classes like "Anatomy", but I took this course and paid $5000 to barely pull off a "B".

* 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?

Too much of the program was sucked up by the class and the tours to even have the energy to really go out most days.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

we felt safe the whole time even when the riots were happening.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? a student who is looking to learn about the history of Greece more than actually experiencing the country should take this course.