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UGA - Franklin - Freiburg Study Abroad : Reviews (Frankfurt)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Ian Edison Van Giesen, Summer 2017 Participant
Dr. Crawford and her assistants ensure that every detail is accounted for and that unexpected events are handled responsibly and coolly.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Though I did not require health care during the study abroad, I knew it would be accesible and a priority if I did.

 

Ian Edison Van Giesen, Summer 2017 Participant
Although the program took place in a city across the ocean, due to location of our dwelling and school, I often felt just as safe, if not safer, than I do back home.

 

Katherine Ann Russell, Summer 2017 Participant
Great excursions!

 

Summer 2017 Participant
My favorite tour was to Oberreid. I liked getting to see the Schwarzwald mountains. I also liked the optional excursion to the Schluchsee. I recommend for that excursion to be in future itirneraies as well.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
I commend Dr. Crawford and the program assistants, Al Byrnes and Vivian Langer, for their hard work to keep the program running smoothly.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Program staff was excellent! Everyone was extraordinarily attentive and made sure we were all constantly safe and was always there for us any time no matter what we needed. Excellent.

 

Lesleigh Lane Irvin, Summer 2016 Participant
I found the program to be very cost efficient, as I had more than ample amount of allotted cash for groceries.

 

Kari Dawn Hiner, Summer 2017 Participant
I'd give it more stars if I could.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Fantastic value

 

Summer 2017 Participant
very affordable

 

Ian Edison Van Giesen, Summer 2017 Participant
One of the best value program out there. Dr. Crawford realized that cost can be an issue for students, so the clear communication about the total program fee beforehand seemed responsible and just.

 

Kari Dawn Hiner, Summer 2017 Participant
This program exceeded my expectations in almost every way. Freiburg is an amazing city to host students and it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life.

 

Kari Dawn Hiner, Summer 2017 Participant
Overall a great program where students can be immersed in the language and learn a lot about the city and "green" culture. I learned more in a month on this program than an entire semester back home. The cultural course about Freiburg's renewable energy and green living was probably my favorite class I've taken at UGA. The knowledge I gained from the books and tours has already made a huge difference in my life back in the states. I enjoy sharing what I learned with other people and it has inspired me to one day work in a field where I can help have a positive impact on renewable energy and green communities.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Overall I had a wonderful experience learning about Germany and Sustainability by being in the most sustainable city in the world.

 

Mark Evan Ogletree, Summer 2016 Participant
Be sure to fully immerse yourself in everything that Germany/the local area offers you.

 

Kari Dawn Hiner, Summer 2017 Participant
My advice: Do as much as you can while you're there. I saw people who hardly ever got out and did things outside of class and excursions and that really made me sad. Just live it up.

 

Katherine Ann Russell, Summer 2017 Participant
Take the opportunities that you're given to branch out and meet people - interact with the other international students in your classes, the dorms, and about the city. You'll learn a lot about daily life, norms, and culture in other countries (and in your own!) just by talking to them.

 

Lesleigh Lane Irvin, Summer 2016 Participant
"Freiburg was an amazing experience! It was the first time I found sitting in a classroom for 5 hours a day to be fun and would look forward to doing it again the next day! The Goethe teachers are amazing and it's definetely a different, but rewarding learning experience."

 

Benjamin Thomas Giebelhausen, Summer 2017 Participant
If I could give this program three thumbs up I would! Easily the best way to learn German and to see Germany!

 

Summer 2017 Participant
An excellent experience-- a perfect mix of personal freedom and educational structure.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Amazing experience and one I would highly recommend.

 

Kari Dawn Hiner, Summer 2017 Participant
Freiburg becomes a home away from home where you'll learn more in a month there than four months in America.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Great way to advance German language skills while learning about the culture of Germany and other places. Classes at the Goethe Institute are full of students from all over the world motivated to learn German. It creates a great environment in which to learn.

 

Katherine Ann Russell, Summer 2017 Participant
The freedom and opportunities for self-discovery offered by study abroad would be hard pressed to be matched by a domestic program. The small daily challenges and daily victories encountered by the student nurture a sense of self-reliance and competence, leading to personal growth in ways that are difficult to quantify on a purely academic scale.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
I learned a lot from the Freiburg Study Abroad Program about German attitudes toward sustainability and developed my German speaking skills. Sustainability was interesting, because that has not been a focus of my education so far; it was good to widen my perspective there. I also enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment from holding conversations entirely in another language.

 

Ian Edison Van Giesen, Summer 2017 Participant
What a fantastic experience! Program pushed me in more ways that I could have imagined to exercise my german authentically and to dive into the vibrant student culture in Freiburg. Be prepared to be challenged, but highly rewarded.