Once in a lifetime opportunity Past Review

By (International/Intercultural Communications, George Mason University) for

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, it was very well worth every moment. I would definitely do it all over again if I was given the chance.

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.

The faculty was very welcoming and willing to help the students. The overall experience in the classroms was excellent. The classes were on the smaller side which made it easier to get to know your classmates and teachers on a more personal scale.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Our Director of the Odyssey program was exceptional and a wonderful person. She got to know us all on a more personal level because of the amount of time she devoted to us. She was always available. We were taken on many excurtions and taught the history of each place we visited. It was a wonderful experience.

* 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


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
Language acquisition improvement?

Classes were taught in English with the exception of the Greek language class. The Greek language was used in everyday interactions so we were able to practice all the time. However, people did speak English so if we did have trouble communicating because of the language barrier, it was easily resolved.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A