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I have studied abroad a few times and Belize is my most memorable! The cultural studies program was enlightening, fun, and very hands on. I felt submersed into the culture. For me the 4 weeks was the perfect amount of time but I'd love to go back. You have both freedom and safety. I had so much fun and met so many amazing people!

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Belize
Posted: Oct 6, 2008
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Learning Semesters

This program needs significant improvements. I was extremely disappointed with everything GLS did for me and my group. I would not recommend this program to anyone and have written a letter to the study abroad center at my university advising them to reconsider suggesting this program.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Cyprus
Posted: Oct 6, 2008
Overall:
2
Support:
3
Value:
4

Global Learning Semesters

Support: My school's study abroad office is TERRIBLE so I was given a lot of hurdles to jump through on my University's end, however the help I recieved from the support staff at GLS was WONDERFUL.
Program: This was by far the best 4 months of my life. If you step out of your bubble and get to know non-american students you will leave Cyprus with lifelong friends from around the world. I WOULD DO THIS PROGRAM AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. A year later, I regularly talk to friends from Libya, Cyprus, Austria, Australia, and England. The courses transferred directly into my major.
I ended up researching SO many study abroad programs and couldn't find one that even came close to the opportunities GLS offered.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Cyprus
Posted: Oct 6, 2008
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Global Learning Semesters

I recommend this program, but with some reservations. I chose it because it was the only program I could find that visited both Greece and Italy (two places I really wanted to go), and because the prospect of spending most of my time in Cyprus, which I knew very little about, was exciting. For the relatively small amount of money you pay for this program, it really is a great value. We traveled as a group to Rome, Athens, Ephesus, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, and Patmos. Our apartments in Cyprus and our hotels abroad were very nice, and group travel was pretty well organized. My main caveats concern the classes and communication. I was hoping for a bit more of an academic challenge than I received, and I felt like most of the time my professors didn't really want to be teaching these classes. My program was Early Christianity, and the website made it look like the whole summer would be organized around that theme. However, apart from my Religious Thought class, the program was not at all centered around Early Christianity. Instead, you are grouped together with all of the other Summer in the Mediterranean programs, and this makes it quite difficult to focus on your area of study. The advisors for the program are great, but whenever they took us on excursions throughout Cyprus, they pretty much dropped us off, told us to do whatever we wanted and to call if there was an emergency. If you are fine with planning your own time, this is all well and good. I was expecting a detailed itinerary for each city based on my Early Christianity program. All this being said, I am happy that I did the program. It needs improvement, but I loved my roommates and advisors, and I gained so much experience about how to be on my own when abroad.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Turkey
Posted: Oct 6, 2008
Overall:
6
Support:
5
Value:
9

Global Learning Semesters

The classes, especially the "studio" art classes, are a freaking joke. I chose the summer in the med. art and photography program, and regret ever paying them tuition. photo supplies are insanely expensive.. i would not recommend this program to people who actually want to learn stuff from their classes. there are many experiences to enjoy and other things to learn, but the acidemics in this program suuuck.
the weekend trips are deffinately the best part (if you're a beach person.. or just like to drink), but be prepared to be horded around like sheep. shoving 90+ people around 3+ different countries takes up a lot of time.
if you just want to travel... hop on a group tour. its basically the same thing, but maybe cheaper.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: Cyprus, Greece, Italy
Posted: Oct 6, 2008
Overall:
6
Support:
5
Value:
8

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