This past semester was above and beyond my expectations. Past Review

By (SUNY - College at Geneseo) - abroad from 02/06/2012 to 05/18/2012 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
After going abroad through Odyssey in Athens, I am grateful that I had the possibility to experience 4 months in Greece. The people made the trip wonderful and I definitely would do it again. I had trouble deciding if I wanted to go abroad but I do not regret my decision one bit.

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.

The classes are not very rigorous and a textbook is not required.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dina helped with everything and always with a smile.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved the way housing was organized. It was suite-style but in an apartment in the heart of the city.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I got sick during the beginning of the program and Dina helped with everything. I felt very comfortable.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? On average - 100.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring toiletries with you and shop for groceries at the market.


* 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

Mainly everyone spoke English.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Apartment furniture
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More information about the school.