A new, interesting, enjoyable experience! May 16, 2017

By (Lake Forest College) - abroad from 03/08/2017 to 05/10/2017 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was absolutely worthwhile, and to be sort of thrown into a new experience and new environment like that provides a world of benefits and experiences that it is hard to find anywhere else.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Teachers were very intelligent, Joanna's class especially was both intellectually stimulating and enjoyable.

* 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?

* Safety:

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

The people were great, both administrators and students, and the community in Athens is very friendly and welcoming to all.

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)

It would have been very easy to, I just only was there for 2 months, so I didn't pay much attention to budget.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? LEARN HOW TO COOK (I never did)

Language

* 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
* 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?
  • New Friends
  • Professors/Staff
  • Area
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe 1 or 2 more class excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I am not very good at living on my own and get very homesick very fast.