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May 28, 2024

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Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at American University. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. If you are an American University student, please check with the AU Abroad Office for guidelines on enrolling in a study abroad program and receiving credit for your study abroad experience. If your university has listed recommended programs below, please consider them first and contact any of the program providers referenced in the reviews listed below for more information.

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02/16/2021 Incredible But Too Short (Covid 19). Studio Arts College International (SACI): Venice - SACI in Venice, Summer

"I loved tutoring local Italian children a program offered by SACI "

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Past Review Going Abroad Really Changes My Life IFSA/Alliance: Manipal - Global and Public Health

"From my experience, I gained an opportunity to understand and appreciate the privilege life that I have. Having the opportunity to go to another country and explore it is not something that everyone can do. I not only learned a lot academically but also a lot socially and culturally as well. "

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Past Review A Year To Remember IES Abroad: Berlin - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"100% worthwhile. I learned more about the German language and culture in my time here than I could ever have hoped. "

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Past Review Hands Down Most Impactful, Creative, Fun, Rewarding & Immersive Experience Pachaysana Institute: Ecuador - Rehearsing Change

"I was looking for a challenging, different abroad experience, and Rehearsing Change pushed me to reach beyond my potential, forge international friendships, and develop new perspectives. I never could have imagined how rewarding this program would be, and it was truly the most impactful semester of my entire educational career."

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Past Review Transformative, Liberating, And Empowering Exchange Pachaysana Institute: Ecuador - Rehearsing Change

"The most valuable things I gained from my time with Rehearsing Change were the relationships & a new way of understanding the world. I met people who are still some of the most important and influential people in my life, and through dialogue with them and the world around me I learned so much. Rehearsing Change was absolutely t..."

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Past Review Ber Lit IES Abroad: Berlin - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"I learned a lot about myself, such as how I handle change and what I value. I also gained a deeper understanding for the German culture and its people."

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Past Review An Amazing Semester IES Abroad: London & Oxford - Health Practice & Policy

"I learned so much. I learned that I could navigate the world on my own with minimal help. I learned I can adapt and adjust to changing circumstances. It was the most worthwhile thing I've ever done."

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Past Review Aisa Desa Hai Mera (This Land Is Mine) IFSA/Alliance: Pune - Contemporary India

"Having no expectations and taking life day by day takes away stress and gives you experiences and opportunities that are so worth wild."

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Past Review A Wonderful Year In Berlin! IES Abroad: Berlin - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"Speaking German consistently every day in a variety of situations both academic and casual really got my language skills up to scratch, and I feel confident now that I could handle anything that might get thrown at me. The entire experience was amazing, but it was worth it for the language alone! "

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Past Review Extremely Beneficial And Eye Opening The Intern Group: Colombia, Emerging Markets Internship Placement Program

" It help me gain a sense of what I want to do as a career in the future and also it really helped shape my Spanish speaking skills. It was extremely worthwhile. "

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Past Review A Challenging, Yet Rewarding, Semester In Morocco! AMIDEAST: Rabat - Regional Studies in French

"I learned a lot about myself. My program was definitely more challenging than a lot of my friends who studied in Europe, but I also feel that I got a lot more out of my experience. "

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Past Review Eye Opening And Life Changing Experience American University of Beirut: Beirut - Intensive Summer Arabic Program

"I not only learned so much about the language and culture, but about myself as well. By being forced to use my Arabic and learning to navigate Beirut on my own, I found a new confidence in myself. Beirut is truly a one-of-a-kind city - Christians (Maronite Catholic and Eastern Orthodox), Muslims (Sunni and Shi'a), Druze, etc. al..."

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Past Review Pura Vida, Mae. IFSA: Heredia - Universidad Nacional

"I grew as a person and learned to be more independent, even though I was living with a host family. I met new people who I have continued to stay in contact with, learned about various cultures, learned about the environment and our impact, and learned who I was."

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Past Review Best 4 Months Of My Life The American University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I realized that learning the language is the best way to make your abroad experience worthwhile. Even with the basic Italian I knew, I was able to better integrate into the culture. But the most important thing I gained was confidence. It is very rewarding to realize that you can figure out everything on your own as well as trav..."

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Past Review Moscow, I Miss You! Best Summer Of My Life American Councils (ACTR): Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

"I learned so much about Russian culture and language. I made new friends and shared so many wonderful experiences. I would do it all again tomorrow if I could."

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Past Review Rehearsing Change On Ecuador's Stage Pachaysana Institute: Ecuador - Rehearsing Change

"Rehearsing Change helped me see my education in a new light with a new critical lens. I have never participated in such meaningful classes nor done such meaningful homework. I watched myself and my counterparts grow with every project and every presentation. I shared very personal stories of successes, failures, vulnerabilities,..."

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Past Review Amman Vs Rabat AMIDEAST: Amman - Intensive Arabic, Summer

"I learned a lot about international affairs and Arabic, it was definitely worthwhile."

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Past Review Loved Everything Except For The Other American Students Haha. The American University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot of italian, I learned a lot about the culture and politics of Rome and the history of Italy in general. It was worth every penny, every second, and even worth all the stress that came along with the visa appointments and the roommate issues, it was still amazing and I would do it all over again. "

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Past Review My Experience Was Eye Opening And Amazing. American University of Sharjah: Sharjah - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned how to be more independent and get around in a foreign country on my own. I learned how to really self-advocate and stay on top of people especially when it comes to important documents (visa information, passports, etc.) It was definitely worthwhile and I would do it all over again if I could. "

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Past Review Semester Of Amazing Experiences! DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"It was definitely worthwhile (although very expensive). Because I lived with a homestay, I learned a lot about Danish culture, and about being willing to put yourself out there to make friends when you don't live in a dorm."

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Past Review An Amazing Experience, Wishing I Could Go Back And Do It All Over Again! DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"It was definitely worth while. I grew a lot as a person and gained new perspectives on a wide variety of topics and issues. And I made life long connections with new people and places. "

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Past Review An Incredibly Diverse Country Ready To Welcome You! AMIDEAST: Rabat - Regional Studies in French

"Incredibly worthwhile - great introduction to Arabic and an even better exposure to the diversity of the North African region"

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Past Review A Pretty Good Semester Abroad American University of Sharjah: Sharjah - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"My courses were enlightening because the students in my classes had personal experiences that they offered which I would not have gotten at home (in courses like Arab history, middle eastern politics). I made amazing friends - most of which were other American exchange students, however some friends were local students. The scho..."

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Past Review Dis: It Is What You Make It DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"I learned a lot about international travel, Danish culture, and living independently. "

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Past Review If I Could, I'd Study In Copenhagen All Over Again DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"I gained confidence in my ability to navigate foreign cultures and cities. I learned that children are basically the same everywhere. I learned through a lot of field trips and hands-on experiences, and I loved it. "

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