An unforgettable 8 weeks! April 07, 2020

By (Webster University) - abroad from 01/13/2020 to 03/14/2020 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about mediterranean politics and overall Greek culture. It was an irreplaceable experience.

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.

Small, interactive classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were the best. Whenever I had a question, I had my answer via email within a half an hour!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was good.

* Food:

Greek food is hard to get enough of!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The location was great to find local acquaintances.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not encounter any situations that required medical attention, nor did I require vaccines.

* Safety:

One of the safest cities I have ever been to.

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

I am already feeling the nostalgia and wish that I never left!


* 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)

If you cook, you can manage to save a lot.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100 dollars a week would be a fair estimate.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Simply do not consume more than you need.


* 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

It was constantly encouraged.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
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? Hang out strictly with locals!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The support from staff.
  • Location.
  • Stability.
* What could be improved?
  • It was perfect to me!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the time was going to pass by so quick!

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.