I achieved a lot of personal growth but not a technical growth for my degree. Past Review

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 09/12/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

Glasgow School of Art: Glasgow - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I grew so much more as a person and learned more of a practical studio practice that I can use here.

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.

The program I was in was run much more like a graduate program in that it is very self guided and some what disorganized in how the communication is with the professors and the students. It is also quite different from an education system from the states and does not focus on the technical skills that are required in my degree.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Not on-site, only by appointment and was very hard to get an appointment or a reply from an e-mail.

* 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? No

I feel that the program I was enrolled in was fairly unorganized and even full-time students would complain about the program, but the only reason I enjoyed myself was for the city I was in and the people I had met.


* 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 40 dollars.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The pound and dollar exchange rate is not that great for the American dollar.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • The color film processor
  • the people in my course
  • nothing else
* What could be improved?
  • The organization
  • The communication
  • The explanation of the course
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A better studio practice and a better understanding of living in a city and living properly on my own.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.