Loved it so much I came a second time! May 05, 2019

By (Webster University) - abroad from 01/14/2019 to 05/10/2019 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've learned how to handle tough situations and how to be an explorer who takes risks. I've done so much more traveling and adventuring out on my own.

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.

* 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

I already did choose this program for my second time and it was completely worth it. I'm absolutely in love with Greece!


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around $30 a week maybe
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Definitely try and do some working and save up before you go abroad. It never hurts to have extra money put aside.


* 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

I absolutely loved learning Greek so much that I continued my studies

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
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? I had two beginner level courses in Greek prior to this semester
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Always try to use the language when you can and practice by reading signs and ads when you are out. It will help you learn to read and understand the Greek alphabet better and get you reading more fluently.

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?
  • My language courses
  • The excursions
  • My professors
* What could be improved?
  • More events or clubs for local students to interact with study abroad students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Since I had already been part of this program before, I felt pretty good about going back a second time.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.