Can't wait to go back! Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 02/03/2014 to 05/24/2014 with

Advanced Studies England: Bath - ASE Study Centre

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Waking up in Bath was waking up happy! The pace of life there was so wonderful, it totally changed me. I also gained work experience and incredible travel memories, in addition to close American friends. I wouldn't trade my experience for the world.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Although not as difficult as my home university, I looked forward to my classes, had wonderful professors, tons of support, lively classmates and academic freedom.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The ASE staff was like having a family away from home. All my needs were always met with kindness and a smile.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing in Bath is much nicer than a dorm, in a fantastic location. I lived in a great single.

* Food:

Bath is expensive, so the food allowance has to be supplemented, but it was nice to feel free to explore all the great food Europe has to offer.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Although I met very few British students, I did feel like a Bath resident.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Incredibly safe.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Other students
  • ASE Staff
  • The city of Bath
* What could be improved?
  • Class Variety
  • Gender Diversity
  • Food Allowance
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much I was going to cherish my time in Bath, and the friends I made there.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Jane Austen

Course Department:
Instructor: Helena Kelley
Instruction Language:
Credit Transfer Issues: