Cornell University

June 17, 2024

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Cornell University is an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant research university located in Ithaca, New York.

Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at Cornell University. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. If you are a Cornell University student, please check with the Office of Global Learning 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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06/01/2024 Learning To Find Myself CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned that life should be taken in stride. We are so stressed and anxious about problems in our lives that we forget what it means to live. We forget that joy of existence, the potential. I learned to look at people as inherently good who can be misguided by their daily stressors. Once those stressors are removed, people can..."

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04/30/2024 Best Semester In Florence CET Florence

"I loved my semester abroad. I wish I could do it all again. I made great friends and got to know Florence as a city really well. "

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07/19/2023 An Opportunity To Grow CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I gained more independence and learned how to adapt to a new location. It was worthwhile due to the friends that I made and fun travel experiences. "

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10/17/2022 An Incredible Experience In Barcelona CIEE: Barcelona - Language and Culture

"It was great to be in a completely new environment and exposed to new ideas, classes, cultures, and people. It allowed me to learn a lot about a new country and what it takes to adapt to new environments. The experience was definitely worthwhile and an amazing decision. "

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10/12/2022 The Best Semester Of My College Experience Abroad With Ciee Paris, France CIEE: Paris - Open Campus Block

"I learned honestly a lot about what it means to truly live life. It is 100% a worthwhile would not recommend passing up on this once in a lifetime opportunity"

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Past Review Will Be Back Soon CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Learned to live more independently, had a more holistic learning experience"

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Past Review My Singaporean Experience The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Singapore - Singapore Management University

"Extremely worthwhile. I highly recommend if someone is considering going to do it. Singapore as a country is so advanced that it truly opens your eyes to another way a country is run"

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Past Review Made Language And Cultural Discoveries Every Day. Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Hangzhou

"I learned a lot about the culture through little everyday habits and I made some great friends. It was very worthwhile. "

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Past Review Not Your Average Study Abroad Experience SIT Study Abroad: Australia - Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

"I learned so much about native Australian flora and fauna, ecology, and different Australian environments. There were some long days out in the field but it was totally worthwhile to see all the unique species that we did."

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Past Review A Difficult But Rewarding Semester Abroad Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Poitiers

"I improved my French language skills. I learned a lot about myself and about French culture. Overall, I suppose it was worthwhile for the improved French language skills, however I was so stressed the entire time that my mental health suffered significantly. "

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Past Review Berlin Offers Me New Perspectives IES Abroad: Berlin Summer – Metropolitan & Urban Studies

"Berlin has a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere, but it also has important layers of history. Many of my classes here touched upon history through different lens. For example, in Metropolitan development class, we discussed how different political ideologies in East and West Berlin influenced urban planning and architectural d..."

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Past Review An Unexpected Home Away From Home The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Thailand - Semester in Chiang Mai

"I learned to be a kinder person. From living in Chiang Mai for a semester and traveling to a few countries in Southeast Asia, I was met with a kindness and unselfishness I have never witnessed before. I learned to listen, say yes and treat others with kindness and laughter. I learned to walk slow, embrace the heat and always smi..."

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Past Review Cultural Integration Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Kunming

"I learned about the local culture and many social issues in a lesser-known part of China. "

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Past Review A Little Bit Of Everything! IES Abroad: Santiago - Politics, Social Justice & Language

"Chile made me not only a stronger academic student (I took classes at the university), but gave me opportunities to meet locals, live with an amazing host family and learn more culture, practice lots of Spanish (as the general public rarely speaks English), and see beautiful landscape (Atacama Desert, Patagonia, Chiloé island). ..."

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Past Review Ies Paris Bia Spring 2017 IES Abroad: Paris - Business & International Affairs

"It was the best experience of my life. I learned all and more than I wanted to learn about the culture, language, and people, and I cannot wait to return in the future."

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Past Review Summer In Melbs The Intern Group: Melbourne Internship Placement Program

"I learned a lot about myself and how much I enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I gained a lot of confidence in my ability to tackle tricky situations as they arose and always have a good time, despite any unforeseen circumstance. I also gained confidence professionally and felt that I made strong connections with the people..."

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Past Review Best Experience Of My Life! The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Sydney - International College of Management (ICMS)

"I learned so much about myself throughout my time abroad, but I am so lucky now to have even more friends abroad and those even closer to home that study at universities in the states."

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Past Review Ies Amsterdam Spring 2016 IES Abroad: Amsterdam - Social Sciences & Humanities

"During the spring semester of 2016, I spent an amazing semester abroad in Amsterdam. I decided to study in a place where I knew no one, but could easily communicate without being fluent in the native language. Amsterdam was the perfect fit for me. Studying government and gender studies, University of Amsterdam provided a welcomi..."

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Past Review Hygge Times In København DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"It was an amazing and eye-opening experience that really allowed me to find out who I am and want to be. I made amazing friends (Americans and Danes) and in general had a great time exploring and getting to know Copenhagen."

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Past Review An Independent Abroad Experience With Fantastic Travels DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"Very worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself, what I enjoy doing, what is important to me, what I value in people, how America is perceived by Europeans, and how America is different from Europe."

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Past Review Dubliners Dream IFSA: Dublin - Trinity College

"I learned how to be independent! I learned how to travel alone, explore cities alone, and be happy being alone. I spent plenty of time with friends and socializing, but being away from my good friends back home meant I had to both make new friends and be contented being by myself. This, I believe, is a valuable life lesson. "

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Past Review Copenhagen? More Like Dop Enhagen! (It Was Cool!) DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"It was absolutely worthwhile. I gained a cultural perspective, and I had a new living experience which will be helpful when I live on my own or experience new things later in life."

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Past Review Adventures In Kerala IISAC: Kerala - Semester Abroad in Kerala, India Program

"I learned a deep appreciation for other cultures and gained a deeper understanding of myself and my place in the world."

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Past Review The Greatest Decision Of My Life IES Abroad: Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid

"I greatly improved my language skills and I matured as a person. Without a doubt it was worthwhile."

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