Study Abroad in England Past Review

By (Mass Communications, Clark Atlanta University) for

College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS): London - Kingston University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES!! my experience as absolutely amazing! I learned skills for media and production that I couldn't learn in any classroom because my teachers pushed me to do alot of independent study and work. I appreciate the beauty the world has to offer and I appreciate having a vision in my head that I got from traveling the world. I got a satisfaction that money and material couldn't give me. I am truly blessed.

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.

I absolutely loved the education system. It forced me to prioritize and to balance my schedule accordingly. At first I found that I had too much time on my hands because my classes were over fairly early and I only had class 3 days out of the week; but I got involved in a sport and expanded my activities. The teachers are very approachable and hands-on. They really make sure you understand what i s going on but they don't spoon feed you. The teaching style really helped me become more independent.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I feel that some of the programs strengths were the staff and their support. They really made sure that everything went as smoothly as possible and that we weren't under any unnecessary stress.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We (the other Americans and I) were housed in a freshman dorm, so at times it got really noisy from all the late night partying. But other than that, everyone was easy to get along with.

* Food:

The food was poorly seasoned. I got tired of potatoes and gravy. But I never went hungry so I can't complain.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I visited Paris and I toured Liverpool and it added to my perspective of the world and my place in it.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The city was very safe and friendly. I never felt threatened. I got sick maybe twice, but the campus doctor wasn't open on weekends and I usually got sick on the weekend.

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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  • Americans
  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friends
* What could be improved?
  • Food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Always be careful and aware of your surroundings. However, throw caution to the wind. You have to most fun when you just let things happen. You grow more when you don't overthink every step. I'd advice you to always take extraordinary opportunities. Being a stranger in a foreign country/land allows you to find yourself and to figure out what you love best about yourself and how you can use those assets to help you become legendary to everyone around you.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Real World Documentary

Course Department:
Instructor: Carl
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was extremely challenging, in a good way. It forced me to think in a way that I wasn't really used to. It pushed my creative vision and my ability to market myself and the work I create. Our final project was an actual documentary on a topic that I and my group produced collectively. I feel that I really connected with the teacher and I feel that he pushed so hard because he seen the potential I have.
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