Study Abroad at Keele University Past Review

By (AYA Integrated Math Education, Bowling Green State University) for

Keele University: Staffordshire - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
stay on top of classwork so you can go travel and enjoy your weekends/days off.

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.

There was a lot more reading required for classes, but fewer assignments. The grade was given based on either one major paper, or a smaller paper and a comprehensive exam.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

faculty provided helpful support

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I needed cookware, but there was a "pots and pans giveaway" where we could acquire items left by previous study abroad students.

* Food:

learn to cook. it's expensive to buy pre-made meals or take-away all the time.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

days trips to Chester, York, Liverpool, Cardiff, and were cheap and well worth it.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safe walking around campus at night. Did not have experiences with healthcare needs.

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? I don't remember exactly, but I think it was about $35 per week. Avoid shopping at the Select & Saves on campus if you can help it. Items are much cheaper at an actual grocery store.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Housing deposit that you get back after you come back to the US


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • being able to travel
* What could be improved?
  • more preparation on what classes will be like