I achieved my goal to develop German friendships and "feel" German. Past Review

By (Music, German Studies, Tufts University) for

Wayne State University: Junior Year in Munich

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2008

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

If you want to rigorous experience, you can have it. I chose to get the most out of my time in Munich. But there are ways to just have fun.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff was superb and friendly, though even they got swamped with work at times.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I would have preferred living with a host family because the dorm was somewhat solitary. But I can't complain. <br /><br /> The spaceshuttle bathrooms are awesome. Personal kitchen, albeit small, is also a nice touch.

* Food:

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

German doctors can be, let's say, iffy.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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? I like to eat well and attend musical performances, so I ended up spending a good deal, particularly on the latter. Many friends got by with smaller amounts. Be aware of Kautionen (deposits) for rooms (150Euro) and other items.


Language acquisition improvement?

If your goal is learning German, you can learn German. But that has to be an active attempt.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans