The best summer school I've ever had. Past Review

By (Sociology., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 06/30/2013 to 08/24/2013 with

Brigham Young University: Cambridge University Programme

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to balance my life. It is important to go and see things and experience the culture of the place you are living in while also studying. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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? 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? 125
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It is hard to live within the same budget you might have at home. England is a lot more expensive than the states. You also are in a country that has so much to offer that to not take advantage of those things would be a shame. Unfortunately they usually cost money.


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

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  • 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?
  • Diversity of the people associating with
  • The relative ease of touring England
  • The friends I have made
* What could be improved?
  • Efficiency with which things are done
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Travel, travel, travel...plan on spending your weekends with friends seeing things you never thought possible.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.