Makes you want to go back and keep exploring! August 27, 2019

By (Webster University) - abroad from 05/25/2019 to 07/20/2019 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about myself being in a strange land. I wanted to be better, do better and inspire. I am so thankful for this experience and it was definitely worthwhile!

Review Photos

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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.

* 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

It has been a very eye-opening experience for me especially doing Community Service. I would love to explore more remote areas of Greece and travel around if possible.

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)

There is a lot to see and explore!

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? Buy in bulk and make your own food. Travel light as well if you are travelling to other countries.

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? Beginner
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
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?
  • Relationships
  • Culture
  • Scenic beauty
* What could be improved?
  • More students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Travel while you can, don't worry about the money too much. Find a way to make it happen!

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Community Service Learning

Course Department: SOC 3000
Instructor: Dina Skias
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was challenging but, it was the most rewarding experience during my time in Athens. We volunteered around two locations and used the metro to travel to our destinations. Dina was very informative and provided us with a step by step introduction to get acquainted with the centers. I would probably not have taken this class at my home campus. We were assessed on brief journal entries and one final paper talking about our experience and what we eventually took away from the whole experience.
Credit Transfer Issues: none