Past Review

By (Community & Regional Planning/Urban Design, The University of Texas at Austin) for

University of Texas - Austin: Munich - Sustainable Architecture and Design in Munich

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
So many! Living in Germany was an incredible opportunity to learn about sustainability in practice, as well as enjoying the beauty and function of a dense, thriving urban area.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Oskar von Miller Forum <br /><br /> Oskar von Miller Forum, a collaborative research facility with dorm rooms for students and guest apartments for visiting researchers. We lived in the guest apartments. It was incredible!

* Food:

Lots of meat and potatoes!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had a great time overall!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

A few people had to visit doctors, but they had decent experiences. Munich, and Germany in general, felt very safe.

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? We actually got more than we bargained for in the budget.


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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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't miss this opportunity if it's offered again!