I want to re-live last semester, over and over again! Past Review

By (Texas Lutheran University) - abroad from 01/15/2014 to 05/21/2014 with

Central College Abroad: Bangor - Bangor University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about people and the Welsh culture which was extremely worthwhile.

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?

I got an eye infection while abroad and, although I got quick service, the doctor was not friendly at all.

* 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? ~20 pounds.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Be wise on how you spend your money, don't go out to eat all of the time (although you should go occasionally). It can definitely add up! If I were travelling for the weekend, I would bring a loaf of bread and some peanut butter and munch on that throughout the weekend and pay for a nice dinner each night. It definitely saved me a lot of money!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Friends I made
  • Weekend excursions
  • The town of Bangor
* What could be improved?
  • I wish the program would have been smaller.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To not worry about what others think and to be outgoing towards new people because it could make me some new friends!

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.