Extremely Supportive Staff, Integration is Valued Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 08/29/2016 to 12/17/2016 with

Advanced Studies England: Bath - ASE Study Centre

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a different perspective on politics and culture in the world by working an internship and taking classes with British tutors. It was absolutely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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:

We were given 40 pounds a week to cook for ourselves. Augmented amounts were given on weeks we travelled.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 40 pounds/week, money was provided by program


* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Supportive Staff
  • Paid-for Travel Excursions
  • Small, Close-knit Program
* What could be improved?
  • Program Organization
  • Housing Accomadations
  • Internship Information
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known the type of work I would be doing at my internship and the dissertation that is required of the internship program. Additionally, I wish I had been more prepared for the extensive amount of homework required for each class and been able to see what the inside of the housing accommodations were.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!