Study Abroad Review of a Year in North Wales Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., Austin College) for

Central College Abroad: Bangor - Bangor University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes and I plan on visiting the University again next year.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Tecwyn was my study abroad host country program director and had a major effect on my time in Wales. He was always available, always helpful and even extremely understanding in personal matters.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My flatmates were an amazing addition to my time in Wales. The housing arrangements meant that I lived with local students from England and Wales as well as international students from China. This led to learning so much more about other cultures, as well as making life long friends. Furthermore, my flat was located on a site only ten minutes walk from the main university building.

* 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:

I always felt safe in Bangor and while traveling, both with my program for field trips and with friends for vacation. I visited a clinic near my accommodation site twice, once for a topical skin issue and once due to sickness. Both times I received free care and free prescriptions. While the care was not as sophisticated and the medicine not as helpful as what I am used to at home, it worked well enough, especially for not costing anything.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep the exchange rate in mind while shopping. Other than that, I had no unanticipated expenses.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply