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IAU - January Term Traveling Seminars

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

J term to remember

I will never forget my IAU study abroad trip! I went on the Mediterranean Basin trip, and we visited France, Italy and Greece. I loved the professors, and quickly made friends with the 40+ other students on the trip. All of the hotels we stayed in were very nice, and some were also historical which was fun to learn about. The days were long, but it was necessary to have it that way as there was a lot of information to go over in a short amount of time. My professor, Guillame Durand was intelligent, funny and clearly enthusiastic about the material we were learning.

The only thing I would change would be to have more tailored courses. Many of the students were technically taking different classes, but we all received mostly the same information. I think it would be more efficient to have specific groups for each of the classes.

Overall I had an incredibly positive experience on the trip, and I can't wait to go back to Europe as soon as I can.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Amazing experience

I had an absolutely amazing experience during this traveling seminar. I was able to see many historical and interesting cities in such a short amount of time. Not only were the places we visited beautiful to see, but the educational experience was fantastic. It was so exciting to learn about important aspects of history while standing in front of the artwork or archaeological site we were discussing. I felt very fortunate to have the staff that was provided to us. They were knowledgeable, and their interest and excitement surrounding the subject matter made it an even more enjoyable experience.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

Incredible!

I did this program January 2016 and I was so amazed at everything about it. The profs were fantastic, the lectures were applicable and interesting, the staff were beyond helpful. The cities you get to go to on this program were truly eye opening and the cultural experience was influential to say the least. I would recommend this program to anyone, it was really incredible.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

Mediterranean Basin and More: The best of study/tour/travel/academics

What a sensational experience and where to begin. I was amazed with the balance of professionalism and familiarity which the IAU staff could provide, all while organizing a group for 60+ students traveling around Europe on multiple study areas. The head of school is also a professor and a damn well informed one too! Each professor I engaged with was extremely knowledgeable and also incredibly talented at providing information in a way that people with different learning styles could understand. (This was noticeable for me because I studied education) I can't say enough about how influential this experience was for me in my life and for my academic experience.