Best Semester Ever Past Review

By (Political Science and Southern Studies, Presbyterian College) - abroad from 01/10/2014 to 05/05/2014 with

Edge Hill University: Ormskirk - Direct Enrollment & Enrollment

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about myself and the world around me. I learned how beautiful people are and that the world is not a small place. The world is something to explore. Studying abroad was definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

Rough accommodations, but great people!

* Food:

Not many options and pretty expensive.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $100 on average, I did not budget well towards the end
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Create a budget lower than what you want to spend so that when you go over your budget it isn't a huge deal/


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My friends
  • Being in England
  • Living in another country
* What could be improved?
  • Accomadation
  • Food
  • Orientation at Edge Hill
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That studying abroad is harder than it looks in pictures and that it takes time to adjust and be okay with where you are.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.