Life Perspectice Changing Experience June 08, 2017

By (Truman State University) - abroad from 01/10/2017 to 06/10/2017 with

Missouri-London Program at Roehampton

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
You learn a lot about yourself, what you value in life, how much people in your life affect you. You appreciate the world around you much more but also appreciate home life more. You are on your own far away so it forces you to learn how to completely take care of yourself.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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

It was a program right in London, which is an enormous and incredible city and we were housed on campus which was conveinet and helped us be more connected with the school and meet students there easier. London is an easy city to travel from, and there is also so much to do right there.

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? 50-75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save as much money as you can. You will want to do cool activities and travel while you are abroad.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

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

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
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?
  • Location
  • Housing
  • Student Life/Involvement
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save up as much money as possible. You will want to travel around Europe and you will need it.

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.