The experience taught me a new way of thinking. Past Review

By (Nursing., Saint Louis University) - abroad from 06/03/2013 to 06/28/2013 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that sometimes you never know how you are going to react to situation until you are put right in the middle of it. Only, then will you truly know.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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 had to get many vaccinations or an upcoming trip. The program leaders helped me a lot in knowing where to seek help to get the vaccinations.

* Safety:

Always be alert. I always felt safe walking around on the streets, but this sense of safety never made me stop being alert.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 30-40 Euro
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just be aware of how much you are spending.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The People
  • The Organization
* What could be improved?
  • The apartments
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Really, nothing. Everything that I learned from being abroad could not have been taught beforehand. The experience of learning I like to consider the purpose of it all.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.