Rigerous Seminar but 100% worth all the work. Past Review

By (Public Health., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 06/08/2013 to 06/22/2013 with

Brigham Young University: The United Kingdom - Oxford Seminar

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned independence and how to mesh yourself into a different culture so that you can experience the most.

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?

I didn't have any healthcare issues come up while I was abroad so I don't really know. But, you didn't have to get any other vaccines to participate in 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? The program gave us a food stipen but of that you spent about 150 pounds on food and expenses.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Remember the conversion to US dollars because sometimes you spend more than you'd like in US dollars.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • More free time
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How easy it is to make friends with the people you are studying with. You don't have to be shy because everyone is so nice and welcoming. You become fast friends with everyone.

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!