I was drawn to this college by its location and small class size as well as special programs and trips included for the students. (This included trips to Munich and Vienna as well as ski, hiking, snowshoeing, and canyoning trips). Also built into the curriculum, were classes and programs that educated students on local history and culture.
I am so glad I got to stay in a host home! Though it was challenging at first to adapt to life in a different country my host mom was loving and helpful every step of the way. I also felt comfortable to ask my professors any questions academically related or not. The class schedule also enabled me time for independent travel around Europe.
Come with an open mind. This experience has taught me to be more flexible in all situations.
My favorite memory was a hike around the lake district of Salzburg on a warm sunny spring day, sitting on the dock with all my friends and jumping in the lake! I must go back!