An unforgettably enriching academic opportunity and life experience. August 04, 2016

By (Webster University) - abroad from 05/29/2016 to 07/23/2016 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was truly a worthwhile experience

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.

I was stimulated by my exposure to Greek history, culture and current socio-political issues relative to the refugee crisis in Greece.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The Administrators are super efficient and demonstrate a genuine concern for students. It is easy to see their professional commitment and dedication is from the heart.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great apartments in a vibrant and beautiful neighborhood.

* Food:

The food was the many wonderful options available in a big city like Athens ... lots of Greek gyros to enjoy!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt like I was actually a member of an extended Greek family!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The Administrators were always available for any health needs or issues.

* Safety:

I always felt safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I feel so blessed to have personally experienced the legendary Greek warmth and hospitality that was demonstrated by the faculty and staff at Webster University's Athens campus.

Finances

* 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)

Greece is less expensive than other European countries.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $125

Language

* 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

The Greek language Instructor is marvelous and very patient with students.

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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
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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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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 Staff and Faculty
* What could be improved?
  • more graduate students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How delicious Greek cuisine is!