Paderborn Study Abroad helped me grow into the person I am today. Past Review

By (International Business., Illinois State University) for

Paderborn University: Paderborn - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I wouldn't change any of it.

Personal Information

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

Review Your Program

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The woman who ran the program was extremely helpful and was always there if I had any questions. The housing department seemed very unorganized and didn't respond promptly to problems.

* Housing:

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* Food:

* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring extra money. I spent a lot more on traveling and going out than I had planned.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? One semester
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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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The ease to travel from country to country.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I think you'll have the experience of a lifetime.