A More Confident and Independent You Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/25/2016 to 05/14/2016 with

Advanced Studies England: Bath - ASE Study Centre

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to not be afraid to try something new which allowed me to be more daring in my life at home and at school.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

The ASE staff was supportive and kind. I made wonderful friends that I still keep in touch with. Bath was a safe city and easy to explore; I could get anywhere in fifteen minutes. Traveling abroad has allowed me to learn more about myself and to feel comfortable with myself.


* 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? 45$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Open a bank account/use a card that will allow you to make transactions without a conversion fee.


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Staff
  • Cultural Integration
  • Small group of students
* What could be improved?
  • Access to Professors
  • Longer Classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's okay to be scared of the things that are different but that doesn't mean that you should avoid them.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.