Bobby Jewell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I decided on the BEST program because of its focus on Germany's role in solving the debt crisis and history of the European Union. It also required little knowledge of the German language. The BEST program provided a great location and smaller size compared with many other study abroad programs. My first enjoyment was the professors we had. It was nice learning from many different backgrounds and their perception of the crisis while teaching Economics for many years. I also was very happy to have a great group of students to study and explore with. They came from all over the U.S. and even the world. I l never thought I'd learn so much about different cultures just from them! During the last week of the trip and too many adventures to count with both the BEST group and during the free time we had, I didn't want to leave. I had tons of memories and learned more than I had ever Imagined. I would definitely recommend the BEST program to every ambitious student whose willing to put themselves outside of the box to experience studying abroad.

Bobby Jewell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign