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France: Regional Cultures
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France: Regional Cultures

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Personal Development

    10

More Than I'd Hoped For

I'm so glad I went on this journey with no true expectations of what it would look like. The spontaneity with which I approached this beautifully complex foreign country made the experience all the more rich. I gained an immense amount of confidence in my french speaking abilities and formed close with bonds with the friends I met along the way and the places I hope to return to.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Itinerary

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    9

100% Immersion

This experience in France will forever change me. I was able to feel as if I was a native french person during parts of this trip. The group leaders were the amazing and always there for everyone in our group. The people were amazing and I am so grateful I was able to participate in something so amazing as this.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Personal Development

    10

Summer in France

This summer in France was one of the best times in my life and I and so glad that I had the opportunity to go on this program. I had so much fun with the group members and leaders. We had amazing friendships went on fun and exciting day trips.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Satisfaction

    9

Experimenting in France and Germany

This trip was my first experience in travelling alone and going to Europe. You gain so much more knowledge when you are around fellow experimenters just like you and immersing into the different culture. I came back home with more confidence in myself and earned life changing experiences. The experience itself was amazing and adventurous. Also, my host family has become an extended part of my family on the other side of the world, and I still keep in contact with them. I recommend this program because this program allows you to experiment and explore within the country from France and as well as Germany with plans made everyday for you to enjoy.

  • The Experiment in International Living responded to this review December 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Thank you for the review! Happy you have a newfound independence and love of exploring other countries. :)
    -The Experiment

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Personal Development

    8

An Insightful Experience

I had a great time with this program. Although I was the only student not from the U.S., there was still a lot of diversity in both background and experience in my program group, and I made some great friends. Although I was not entirely happy that the administration may not have fully taken into account the situations of students living outside the U.S. or that the leaders were not extremely organised all the time, I still enjoyed myself and sometimes found that figuring out our plan as we went along made it more exciting than simply having a fully planned itinerary.

I got the chance to experience new things, like learning how to ride a bike, or archery, or living in a French family's house! I became more confident in my French speaking skills and truly enjoyed living in the moment, being it laughing at random feats, late-night conversations, or people-watching at cafes. I liked that the program focused not just on Paris but on regional culture, because I felt that I got to know France better and enjoyed it more by being in smaller cities/towns.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Itinerary

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Satisfaction

    9

My Trip.

This trip impacted my life in many ways. It helped me discover who I am. It helped me become independent and learn about new things around me. It taught me to appreciate the little things in other cultures. It taught me how to communicate with others that cannot understand you. This trip taught me to branch out and try new experiences. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had and I will never forget a second of it.

  • The Experiment in International Living responded to this review December 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Thank you for the review! Happy you enjoyed France and, in particular, appreciating the little things. :)
    -The Experiment