Most Incredible Experience Ever Past Review

By (Biology, General., Trinity University) - abroad from 09/10/2013 to 12/21/2013 with

Central College Abroad: Bangor - Bangor University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much during my study abroad experience both in class and out. I gained a lot of independence and discovered that I was capable of a lot more than I ever gave myself credit for. I absolutely loved my experience in Bangor and found it incredibly worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I loved being able to take classes at Bangor University. The classes were interesting and the professors provided all the resources you needed for the courses.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program administration in Bangor is fabulous. Tecwyn is always available to answer questions or offer advice about anything.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved living in a flat with 7 other Bangor students. For me, it was a great experience that allowed me to feel more integrated in the community.

* Food:

Be prepared to cook for yourself while in Bangor.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

While abroad I lived, took classes, and joined societies with British students. By the time I left, I felt like I was a part of the Bangor community.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe in Bangor.

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? $75


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Traveling
  • Living with Local Students
  • Outdoor Pursuits
* What could be improved?
  • Communication from the Central College Abroad office in the USA before going abroad.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I now know how to cook cheap and easy meals.

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.