A good time abroad in Manchester Past Review

By (Austin College) - abroad from 01/18/2012 to 06/08/2012 with

Arcadia: Manchester - University of Manchester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile, as I was able to accept and adapt to another country's culture and learn their perspective on events of the world today.

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:

* 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? No


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $150 a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget well and try to get a meal plan!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • The chance to experience another country's culture.
  • Being able to connect with the locals quite easily.
  • Studying in such a large university as compared to my small home university.
* What could be improved?
  • More info and easier way to contact the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I had been warned more about the UK learning and grading style.