An eye opening experience Past Review

By (Exercise Science, Keene State College) for

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Newcastle - Semester in Newcastle

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes, opened up my eyes to new things and got me out of my shell.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The work load was similar to my home university but the grading was a bit harder. The teachers left you alone more with your work they did not stay on top of you to make sure you were getting your work done.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

When we got to Newcastle no one really showed us around to get us where we needed to be. So we ended up missing out on a few important things.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lived in a dorm with co-ed floors. The rooms were singles and the bathrooms were shared. I brought over sheets but other wise you would have had to buy them along with the blanket we bought.

* Food:

The food on campus was terrible, only 3 options to choose from and if you got there too late you were stuck with whatever was left over.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The people we lived with were so nice and great to be around. They had so many fun events for our dorm so it was great to interact with people.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe walking around campus.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people I met and the places I got to see
* What could be improved?
  • The assistance once I got to the school