Amazing would do it all again in a heart beat! Past Review

By (Brigham Young University) - abroad from 04/30/2013 to 06/20/2013 with

Brigham Young University (BYU): Traveling - British Literary Tour

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I'm capable of more than I thought, and that I shouldn't go into a experience with too high of expectations, because they aren't always met. But it was worthwhile in the end and I know myself better than I have before.

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.

When it comes to the academic side of this program it was rather difficult mainly because it was there was so little time to do the work.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The places we were stay in were fine, it was just complicated because we were moving to different locations all the time. Some we only stayed a day and another 3.

* 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


* 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? 50-100 (depending on the city I was in and if i wanted souvenirs other then that i didn't spend much money on food or travel)
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Set up a budget for yourself and stick to it, so you can save as much as you can before you go. Also plan for unexpected expenses while you're away too.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The places we went.
  • The landscapes we travelled through that no other program would have experienced.
  • The friends I made.
* What could be improved?
  • The Syllabus scheduling: the deadlines and things for assignements, I found I had little time to give it all the time it deserved because we were moving so frequently.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how physically intense it would be, I would have prepared more.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.