France

Global Learning Semesters

GLS is the way to go. I loved the fact that they offer apartments as primary housing ( at least in Paris) as opposed to other companies that only offer dorms or homestays. I felt independent the entire time and enjoyed all group excursions. I would do another study abroad with GLS all over again. They know what they're doing. Things that sometimes may not work, or get complicated, arise because of the fact that you're in an entirely different country that is simply not the U.S.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: France
Posted: Oct 7, 2008
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
10

Comments

Can you tell me where your apartment was located, and can you request a particular apt. or area?

Global Learning Semesters

I felt dropped off with no support, unsafe neighborhood no where near the center of Paris. Program different from what website claimed.

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

Comments

The apartment situation is really a luck of the draw type thing; however, if you're unhappy with where you're staying/roommates or anything else they will switch you. The program has a few kinks to work out, but GLS really does bend over backwards to try and make you as happy as possible. You have to arrive within a given time frame to be picked up at the airport with the group, and you have to arrange your own transportation to the airport when you leave.
Hello! Can you please elaborate. Im thinking of applying to the program and would love your feedback. Did they not pick you up at the airport? Was your apt really far?

ISA - International Studies Abroad

ISA was okay. Compared to other programs, they helped out a lot in providing things like the Navigo pass to get around, information about good places to go, nice excursions, and decent homestays. However, I felt like a complete tourist while in France, despite the fact that I was living in a home stay for the entire month. There were no real opportunities to interact with other French people our age, and the people I interacted with and had opportunities to meet were mainly American.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: France
Posted: Sep 22, 2008
Overall:
5
Support:
5
Value:
8

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