Experience of a life time!
Submitted by Kayla Stevens - University of Maine Orono | March 21, 2017
I will never forget the experience of a life time that CISabroad and Bond University have given me. I have made the most amazing friendships and was able to explore wonderful places. CISabroad made both the adjustment to Australia, but also home from Australia as smooth as possible. My site director's abroad were amazing, and were so helpful with everything. We became really close with them, and with each other. The excursions provided by CIS were also awesome! AND I should mention our orientation in Sydney. Everyone in CIS Gold Coast that semester (about 18 of us) got together in Sydney for a few days and got to know each other and the amazing country. This whole experience is something I would relive in a second, and I owe it all to CIS and Bond University!!
Challenging and definitely worth it!
Submitted by Nadia Nawabi - Bond University | March 15, 2017
At first, before going abroad I started having second guesses about the country I chose to study abroad but after going I am so happy with the choice I made. School was a little challenging just because of how different the system is from my home University. Although, because it was challenging I feel I have grown efficiently in my academics. Taking classes in a different country gives you so many more learning opportunities. During my time abroad I gained a lot of confidence. Being in a new place with new people was refreshing and I learned a lot about myself. Bond University had many social events that allowed students to become more connected with each other and allowed me to meet people from all over the world. Note: Australia is expensive! Save lots of money to enjoy your time here.
Program: Semester on the Gold Coast
Authentic, experiential learning in Perugia
Submitted by SHF - Elizabethtown College | February 27, 2017
I spent an entire semester in Perugia interning and taking Italian language classes. I had the support of the faculty at both my internship placement and the Umbra Institute, as well as the guidance of a wonderful professor while conducting research. The Italian language courses are challenging and authentic but easily accessible to all students. The community engagement is a highlight of the Perugia program, and they really succeed in doing this well. By learning with Italian students and taking courses with service learning components, you will have a completely immersive experience that is exciting and educational!
Program: Study Internship in Perugia
Submitted by GreatMotherofThree - - | November 22, 2016
I am writing this review as a parent. I am completely sold on this program. I feel my daughter was supported by the local rep and that she was in a safe environment. The program is organized and offered a lot of cultural activities I did not expect. One small issue I raised was handled immediately and satisfactorily. This program is run by experienced, caring people and I highly recommend it.
Once in a lifetime experience!
Submitted by Alexis Szathmary - University of Tampa | November 04, 2016
Initially I had chosen this program because of the ease of transferring classes back to my home university but was timid about going to a less popular study abroad destination but having completed the program there is no other place I would have enjoyed more. The entire program was awesome and exceeded my expectations all around! Being a smaller sized program enabled us to do so much more and get to know everyone better. CIS and our site director in particular were extremely helpful and involved with all the students making being in a foreign country much more comforting. Prague is amazing and has such a great history and culture unlike any other country making it hard not to fall in love. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to study abroad!