Cultural immersion with the best views February 28, 2019

By (Webster University) - abroad from 01/13/2019 to 03/18/2019 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to solve problems and think creatively in situations with cultural diversity as well as more understanding and appreciation for the culture.

Review Photos

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Truly an enthralling experience with strong cultural immersion & a great location

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Caring and genuine

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Perfect location

* Food:

My favorite of all of Europe!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Thoroughly integrated with the Greek culture

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No health issues but I felt equipped to handle them if any came about

* Safety:

I always felt safe even at night! Buddy system is always good

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

Absolutely! Greece has been my favorite country to live in and the Athens campus was welcoming and felt like home.

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)

I’ve never been good with budgeting but the food was always affordable and delicious

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan plan plan

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Encouraged always!

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Beginner
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

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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 food
  • The administration & my classes
  • Meeting new people
* What could be improved?
  • Local student involvement
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? European style

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.