Friends who turned into Family and Myself Conquereing the Impossible while in Europe Past Review

By (Psychology, University of Indianapolis) for

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was amazing because I had a blast and grew into an amazing young woman. I saw the most beauiful sights. I understand other cultures more clearly and I respect he differences. I can igue more things ou on my own. I loved feeling free and having fun.

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.

The wokload was very managable and it was differnt because the Professos worked with you on when things could be urned in. The professors understand hat you will be traveling a lo in Europe and they help you juggle school and travel time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I believe the study areas for sudents could be improved and I believe the campus could be improved overall. However it has great faculty. The International Director is awesome and the program is very relaxed but fun.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I wish the apartments would have been a bit bigger, bu besides hat everyhing else was fine.

* Food:

Make sure you get help shopping a few times from the program direcor. Ask her help for anything ou need and also read all he informaion they give you and keep it handy the enire time you are there.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAD A BLAST WITH ALL THE OTHER STUDENTS & LOVED THE TRIPS. However I believe lunch needs to be served earlier during the trips.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

There were riots but the faculty watched out for our 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Study notes and re wie words. Also practice language as much as possible in everyday life. Most people did know how to speak a bit of English all over Europe.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Meeting new friends
  • Seeing life in a bigher light
  • Learning more about Europe
* What could be improved?
  • apartment size
  • library & study areas should be opened loger hours
  • need better computer lab and printers
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? DO IT!!!!! It will change our life forever. You will make mistakes but you will learn and grow a lot. Have fun with new friends but also do things with jus yourself.