The experience of a lifetime, I didn't want to go home! Past Review

By (Business Administration and Management, Barry University) - abroad from 06/09/2015 to 07/09/2015 with

Voyager Europe: Traveling Summer Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
To be able to write what I gained studying abroad with Voyager Europe would be so difficult because I have gained so much life experience and knowledge about all these different cultures that will forever stay with me. In the future I will definitely have my kids do a study abroad program.

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.

Voyager Europe Study Abroad program gave me the opportunity of a lifetime where I learned so many new things in and out of the classroom. While taking the course "The Culture of Europe" we were able to learn before hand what to expect in each city from government issues to the history while also knowing what delicious food to try!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Bouncing from city to city I was never disappointed in the hotels we stayed at. Delicious food, wonderful staff, and very nice rooms. I mean who wouldn't want to stay in 4+ star hotels while studying abroad!

* Food:

From the paella cooking class to the daily meals of the day at the delicious restaurants we went to hands down I cannot complain about the food.

* 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


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $100 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? always choose the meal of the day at restaurants cheapest way to eat and you get so many delicious options appetizer, meal, dessert, and a drink!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • All the different cities we visited
  • The friends I met
* What could be improved?
  • The length of stay in each city!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? French and Portuguese!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.