I want to move to England permanently! Past Review

By (University of Rochester) - abroad from 01/29/2012 to 05/19/2012 with

Advanced Studies England: Bath - ASE Study Centre

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that just because the UK speaks English, it doesn't mean that the culture is at all the same! I still got a cultural experience and was able to see all four countries of the UK as well as some of Spain. Saying it was worthwhile is an understatement. I can't wait to go back.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About fifty to seventy pounds (eighty to a hundred dollars)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Set a budget and stick to it! Anything you don't spend from week to week can be used for travel expenses and souvenirs later.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The classes
  • The city. Bath is beautiful!
  • The freedom to travel all over the UK easily and inexpensively.
* What could be improved?
  • I'd like to take courses with international or British students. I met some friends in Britain that I keep in touch with but I would have liked to meet more.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? England is so expensive. So, so expensive.