I left a girl and came back a Woman. Past Review

By (Communication and Media Studies, Trinity University) - abroad from 01/01/2015 to 05/23/2015 with

Arcadia: London - University of Westminster

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
How to be independent and comfortable in my own skin. Which empowers me to see my own potential and turn that potential into great things. I learned how to listen more than I speak in order to learn more about new places. I learned how to use public transport which is not something we have in Texas.

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Arcadia: London - University of Westminster Photo

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?

I never had to go to the hospital or seek medical attention while abroad but I received thorough instructions from both my home University and my host program on how to use the healthcare system abroad.

* 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)

London was a very expensive place to live especially with the conversion.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? -Don't eat out as much -When shopping for souvenirs and clothes only get things that you can't find back at home. This changes your farm of mind and keeps you from buying things you don't really need.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Reputability
  • People
* What could be improved?
  • Relationship with professors
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it would've been so much if I had a chip and pin credit card in Europe.

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.