Munich: The Prettiest (and Classiest) City in Germany Past Review

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Wayne State University: Junior Year in Munich

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes... highly recommended.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was similar as in other universities.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was a great program, I learned a lot of German and had a lot of time to travel and see Europe. Getting the the program was a pain though, it was half an hour away, at least.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

The cafeteria is cheap.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Oktoberfest is the best attraction there is.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Munich is safer than almost every American city.

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? Food and the cost of living is much higher, as the Euro is stronger than the dollar and Munich is the most expensive city in Germany.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

Everyone. We had to speak German.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the city
* What could be improved?
  • the commute to class