The experience offered to me at Central College was amazing and one that I have come to truly appreciate in gaining more exposure to alternatives. Up until that point, my only experience with international travel and learning was my Central experience so I assumed all were outstanding. This is not the case. The points that set Central apart include complete integration with University of Vienna students and classes, very limited English speaking, roommates who are native Austrians or with whom your shared language is German. You really learn the language here! This is not a group of Americans learning German in a foreign speaking country and your accrued language skill is a direct reflection of that. I recently audited some college level courses at my local university just for fun and my instructors could not believe that I had not spoken German in nearly 20 years because it came back to me very quickly. One said, "You must have had a tremendous foundational grounding in the language to pick it up like this again!" I smiled and proudly said, "I have Central to thank for that!"