Met so many different people and saw many different places. Past Review

By (Bryant University) - abroad from 01/21/2016 to 06/11/2016 with

Arcadia: Manchester - University of Manchester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Got to travel and see part of the world with people who have become good friends.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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? Yes

Manchester is a great city for students in terms of expenses and night life. Also the University of Manchester has a large international student body which allows you to interact with many different nationalities.


* 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
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? If you live any where other than Whitworth Park buy a student bus pass. Also buy food at Lidl saves a lot of money over the semester.


* 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
  • 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?
  • London Orientation
  • An Arcadia representative kept in touch during the semester.
* What could be improved?
  • Arcadia Programs where in London, thus it was hard to participate in them.
  • No Arcadia academic assistance
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew it was cheaper to arrange your own travels from Manchester than to do the Arcadia trips due to you being far from London.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'