Paderborner Past Review

By (Business Administration, Management and Operations., Illinois State University) for

Paderborn University: Paderborn - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Honestly it was the time of my life.. met amazing people and saw things I may never be able to see again.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The host country program administration did a fantastic job in my opinion. They were always present and always willing to help. They had a solid buddy program that made our lives a lot easier once we arrived there.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The international office always had events going on regularly. In addition they organized quite a few trips within Germany.

* 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? Take a lot more money then what is advised to take because it will run out quickly and it will not be anywhere close to what was recommended. Try not to take all of your money at once but have someone transfer it over monthly.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students