" Greece: Olives, Ouzo, and a Place I Call Home" Past Review


Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I plan to go abroad again. Its worth more than you can ever imagine to begin with. You understand yourself and others far more.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Light workload and pretty easy classes. Far more laid back.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We had to buy very little and it was located near everything we could possibly need.

* Food:

Food is great almost everywhere.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Have your guard up but dont stress too much over 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100+ depending on personal spending
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Always remember luggage home is expensive.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 400 level
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

All locals. Most people spoke both English and Greek.

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

  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be outgoing and surprise yourself

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Greek Mythology and Religion

Course Department: GRK 210
Instructor: Connie
Instruction Language: English/Mumble
Comments: Instructor was hard to understand and didnt seem to know what she was talking about. She was very dry and made the class painful.
Credit Transfer Issues: