Unforgettable! Past Review

By (HISTORY., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 07/01/2012 to 08/26/2012 with

Brigham Young University: Cambridge University Programme

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was ABSOLUTELY worthwhile. Not even a question of it. It was so fun and wonderful and confidence-boosting. It's surreal! And I think about how close I was to doing a different program and have NO regrets! This was far better than I could possibly imagine. I will remember it forever as some of the best memories I'll ever make.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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


* 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? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Know how much is on your cards! Buy groceries instead of meals!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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 connection I felt with other students
  • Academic rigor but manageability
  • The area! It was beautiful.
* What could be improved?
  • On-site administration was somewhat disorganized
  • The readers provided for the classes were not great...
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More about the city itself, more about housing and food, about the rigor of the classes.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!