Very good experience, I will do it again. Past Review

By (Anonymous University) - abroad from 02/04/2019 to 06/20/2019 with

University of Pecs: Pécs - Direct Enrollment

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, it is a very valuable experience as a student and as a human being. I learn many lessons during those six months I lived abroad. One that I do not need to have many unnecessary stuff or space to live or to be happy.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I had five Latinamerican literature and latinamerican culture, 2 of my professors are hungarian and the other one is Dominican, but has lived in Hungary for the last 32+ years, they are pasionate and very knowledgeable in their subject, but they also love to teach and share with the students. I fave four stars to the overall because I'm not satisfy with the Hungarian Language class. It was a real bad experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I liked hungarian food, but I cooked most of the time. I was able to find most of the food I eat and cook here in California.

* 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

I would choose the same program but in a different country, or if I go to the same country I would go to a different University.


* 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)

It was hard. The calculations the Pecs counselor provided was short. It was not enough money.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Take two credit cards or one debit and one credit. Some times the fraud department from the bank or institution block the cards and make it difficult and stressful to have the cards blocked.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Well, I suppose if the roommates are learning the language it will make it easier because they will have to practice too. I had three more girls leaving in the same apartment, but none of them was learning Hungarian, besides that it is difficult for the different schedules.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My roommante
  • Making friends with students of other nationalities
  • To know other customs and cultures.
* What could be improved?
  • The management skills and the leadership of the staff
  • For the staff to improve their English
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Well, there are many things, but one that I think could help is to get involved in a class or a hobby out of campus, like any artesanal or local dance or cooking, etc.