An Experience I will Never forget May 14, 2017

By (Webster University) - abroad from 01/09/2017 to 05/10/2017 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to be extremely independent, how to be a smart traveler

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 learned much more from the excursions and personal travel then in the actual classes, but I think that's what study abroad is all about

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dina is amazing

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Since the school is so small we had to take it upon our selves to immerse into the culture and meet locals, this was my favorite part of the experience

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Anytime anyone was sick, Dina would come to the apartment with medicine and electrolites! She was amazing, she would call and check up on us if we where sick and call a doctor if need be

* Safety:

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

Greece is my home now, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Come with at least $4,000 so you can fully experience traveling and being in the culture. Greece is very cheap but other countries you may want to travel to are not. Do not come if you are not financially ready.

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? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? My family speaks Greek
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
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 country
  • Dina Skias
  • The friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Getting more students to attend
  • Organization
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Take pictures of every little thing, you'll want to remember everything

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.