This trip was a trip of a life time. July 13, 2017

By (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / UTRGV) - abroad from 05/15/2017 to 06/02/2017 with

GVI: Oxford - Study Abroad Program in United Kingdom

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned he differences the U.K. and the USA have in regards to disability policy, and similarities as well. Additionally, I learned how to adapt to the different culture, food, and different ways of living in a big city and outside of the city as well.

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

This program was something I'd love to go back and relive.

Finances

* 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? Almost 200 pounds/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Yes, save money for about half a year prior to departing for the trup. Fundraise as much as possible too.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Education
  • Site seeing
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Location of housing
  • Financial help
  • n/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had been better prepared for the weather. That's all.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Special Topics In Rehabiltation Services

Course Department: Rehabilitative Services
Instructor: Dr. Reed
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was not challenging at all. The field trips we did venture on were pertinent to the material needed to be learned for the course. Thankfully, the instructor is an experienced man and very knowledgeable in regards to what he had to teach us those two weeks. We participated in class discussion almost every other day but not more than we do here at the university in Texas. Additionally, we were assessed with short one to one meetings with the professor, quizzes, a paper, and a presentation.
Credit Transfer Issues: No I did not.