Pleasant Past Review

By (University of Winchester) - abroad from 05/21/2015 to 06/16/2017 with

Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Winchester - The Sport Industry in the United Kingdom

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to have the opportunity to visit the United Kingdom through a study abroad program. This opportunity taught me many valuable lessons, which I will be able to carry with me through life. Studying abroad has helped me grow as a person. I have gained more experience academically and professionally. In my personal life, I no longer over pack for trips. I have also gained self-confidence, allowing me to take risks and open up in other ways. Academically and professionally I have learned to be able to think outside the box now that I know more about the United Kingdom health care system, which allows me to learn new protocols and techniques.

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.

* 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?

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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?
  • Meting incredible people
  • Exploring the world by myself
  • Food
* What could be improved?
  • Place to stay
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not to over pack

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!