Amazing program with an amazing staff. Just do it. Past Review

By (Barry University) - abroad from 06/14/2016 to 07/14/2016 with

Voyager Europe: Traveling Summer Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained new friends, a new perspective on different cultures, and even learned a few of the languages just enough. So worthwhile.

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.

Not only do you get some information in the classroom but you are also exposed to so many things while on the walking tours and museums. So worth it.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was warm and welcoming. You could easily tell they were glad you were there.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Food in Europe is exceptional

* 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

Everyone I was surrounded with was really cool and we had a great time exploring foreign cities together. The people in my program became my close friends because we shared such an unforgettable experience with them that we will never forget. They will always hold a special place in my heart.


* 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? around $400
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Most restaurants have a fixed menu for a certain price say $10-30 and you get a first course, second course, a drink and dessert. Those are always a go-to. Try not to spend too much money on things you really don't need.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? immerse yourself in the community and talk to as many locals as you come across.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Cities
  • meeting new people
  • exploring
* What could be improved?
  • Hotel situations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't pack too many things because you'll come back home with more than expected.

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.