Odyssey to Athens truly made my dreams come to life! Past Review

By (Biology, University of Texas - Dallas) for

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It changed my life completely and has encouraged me to pursue my dreams.....I am interested in teaching now and moving to Athens as its home now.

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.

While I am a biology major, my minor is in philosophy and this university is great for the such classes. Professor were lovely and very understand of our schedule as study abroad students. I have heard how some programs overwhelm the students and they are unable to truly immerse in the culture and enjoy the experience due to the work load. This was not the case with the university of indianapolis.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dina Skias made this experience for me. She took care of all our needs and concerns and I felt totally at home. She was caring and understanding. Informed us all the time about about strikes etc and advised us full regarding where to go for all our needs.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Neighbour was amazing but the apartment was too small and old. It had its issues! Need to buy a few things but not really much.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Our excursions to various places in Greece were really well planned and amazing. I also enjoyed the events that Dina would plan for us to get us together as a group.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe City if you use common sense and avoid the dangerous neighborhoods at night. My health concerns were addressed and medication is very much less expensive than the U.S.

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)


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

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Someone who is truly looking to immerse into the culture of Greece!