I will forever cherish my stay at Lancaster University in England. Past Review

By (Journalism, University of Maine - Orono) - abroad from 09/25/2015 to 12/12/2015 with

Lancaster University: Lancaster - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The experience was definitely worthwhile. I would do it all over again if I could afford it, but maybe during the Spring semester to allow for better weather. I learned a lot about the English culture and the independence of traveling with only one friend! I would say I learned how to only rely on myself for things that I needed and navigation.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

I would only wish that the traveling society at Lancaster would have actually traveled to different places or allowed students to suggest places and see if others in the group would have liked to join.


* 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)

I budgeted everything out beforehand so that I would have excess to use for further traveling while abroad.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't eat out unless it's a certain dish you really want to try! Especially coffees everyday! It adds up!


* 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? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • Independence
  • Course Availability
  • Traveling Independent of the School
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe encourage study abroad students to attend the same Universities so that they have a travel buddy for the initial process.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I had known others who would be there. The only problem I truly had was being able to go up to people and make friends. I did end up meeting friends in my classes though! My best friend was actually an exchange student from Canada, only 5 hours away.

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.