Best summer ever October 15, 2016

By (Webster University) - abroad from 05/30/2016 to 07/17/2016 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was totally worth it. I learned to live abroad on my own. I learned new things from locals and became part of their society and I can also speak one more language now thanks to this course.

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.

Definitely one of the best times in my life. I love Webster Athens. I love the Campus the faculty everything was just so smooth. I would definitely go back and would recommend this to everyone that's looking to study abroad. I travel quite a lot, have been to many countries all around the world but there's nothing like Webster Athens. I will definitely go back very soon. This is a must do thing.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was so helpful and very fast at doing their jobs.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had the best roommates every. We had such a happy house.

* Food:

The food is just amazing. The 2 euro gyros are to die for.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Greek people are amazing. Definitely one of the most friendly and easy going.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't have any health care issue but if we ever needed anything the Webster faculty helped us. They have a very great team.

* Safety:

I felt very safe in Athens. Everything about it was fantastic

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

I would go back to Webster Athens every chance that I have. It was wonderful.

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)

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

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? Intermediate

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • We got to work with refugees
  • The trips
* What could be improved?
  • There should be more courses
  • There should be a masters program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew it was this great, I would have transferred.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.