Past Review

By (Politics, University of Hartford) for

Arcadia: Manchester - University of Manchester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

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:

In general, the English are not good with food; beer, yes, but food, no. Also, I'm a veggie so I was basically given vegetable curry every night, except for the times when they gave me chicken which, as a vegetarian, I generally try to avoid.

* 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)


Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Shakespeare & Verdi

Course Department:
Instructor: Susan Rutherford
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Bloody brilliant; Susan kept encouraging us to go to Italy and hang out in Verdi's hometown.
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Course Name/Rating:

Practitioners in Context

Course Department:
Instructor: Ally Jeffers
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting, though I have developed a strong dislike for futurist drama.
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Expressionism to Epic

Course Department:
Instruction Language:
Comments: A fascinating exploration of German culture, though I think the amount of Nazi propaganda I had to YouTube has probably put me on some sort of watch list.
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