Marc Douglas Derrico, Spring 2015 Participant
My program, SAI, was good and very helpful with any questions or concerns I had. What made my experience abroad an incredible experience was my homestay! With my homestay I lived with a small family with kids my age outside the center of the city in a quieter neighborhood. At the house I learned better Italian culture and made strides in my linguistic skills. I made friendships with my family, especially my host brother, that will be timeless!
Kristin Evelyn Burger, Spring 2014 Participant
Studying abroad was an incredible experience that I will never forget. The amount of new places I got to visit, people I met, and memories I made were more than I could have ever asked for. This has definitely been one of the best decisions I have made in my life, and is an opportunity I would never pass up. I learned so much about other cultures, people, and myself. I am so thankful I was able to study abroad, as it has truly changed my life for the better.
Eileen M Comerford, Fall 2013 Participant
Antioch's WGSE program was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever been through. I learned so much about women's issues, including general topics like history, theory, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, racial justice, cultural comparatives, and life in general. I really think this program made me a better-rounded person than I was before. Aside from that, I made so many friends from all over the world, who are so diverse from each other, and especially from the friends I have always been around. My world has opened up immensely.
Elizabeth Carol Johns, Summer 2013 Participant
This program was so amazing because it gave me the opportunity to experience a country and a culture entirely different than my own. Because I went with API, I did not know a soul in Spain. However, my program was fantastic and I was able to meet people from all around the world. I was placed in an apartment right in Sol, which is literally the heart of Madrid, and I could not have been placed in a better location. My classes and my professors did not speak English, so it was perfect because I had an amazing opportunity to be completely immersed in the language classes. I could not have asked for a better experience, and I would do it all over again the exact same way.
Karoline Rose Klump, Fall 2015 Participant
I would definitely recommend using The Education Abroad Network (TEAN). The program made the transition practically seamless, and they provided a person in the area where you study abroad that can answer any questions about the city as well as monthly coffee breaks to make sure everyone is doing well. I was lucky to have a small group of students (five including myself) while abroad and the person assigned to us through TEAN was always available to answer our questions and ended up being one of our best friends. TEAN also puts their students in the same housing which makes it easy to connect with people in the same situation. Although the program is not always able to answer all questions about universities and their policies, they do an excellent job of ensuring their students are enjoying their time while abroad.
Elizabeth Ann Arensberg, Spring 2015 Participant
The TEAN Abroad program is amazing! The workers are extremely helpful and make the transition into a new country very smooth. The school that I attended was also very awesome because they made sure that you became apart of the New Zealand culture and learned about it. I would recommend this program because you meet many new people, have a life time experience, and broaden your horizons.
Lucas Ryan McCanna, Spring 2014 Participant
I chose SLU Madrid because they offer more classes that will transfer over. The challenging part was going to the school and not knowing anyone since it is not partnered with UD, but there are people from around the world. The school has a lot of field trips you can take with your classes which made learning fun. I made friends from all over the world and the school had a bunch of great events for all students through out the semester. I couldn't see anyone coming here and not liking it.