A Relaxing Semester in Bath June 23, 2021

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 04/06/2021 to 05/26/2021 with

Advanced Studies England: Bath - ASE Study Centre

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, this was very worthwhile. This was the first time I had travelled alone to a foreign country, and I learned a lot of lessons about how to travel solo.

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.

We were provided with lots of resources for assistance throughout the program. However, there was a huge amount of variance in the difficulty level of the courses and abilities of the professors. For example, one class I took had an appropriate amount of work with a very competent professor, while my other course was incredibly basic and introductory (more so than how it was presented to us when registering), and the professor went out of town for two weeks in the middle of the course.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The whole program staff was very welcoming and helpful, and make my experience even better.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The home we stayed in was absolutely beautiful, had plenty of space for all of us living together, and there were plenty of amenities for us to have a comfortable stay.

* 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:

The city was very safe, I felt comfortable walking around late at night any day of the week.

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

Yes I would choose the same program, however I would ask for more information on the different professors and courses before registering.


* 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? ~$150


* 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?
  • Accomodations
  • ASE staff
  • the city of Bath
* What could be improved?
  • Professors
  • Academic rigor
  • Clarity of academic expectations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I felt very prepared!