Lifelong friends July 08, 2021

By (University of the Arts London) - abroad from 07/01/2021 to 07/13/2021 with

Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile. I feel I made genuine connections with students from my home university and abroad.

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.

Instructors made the course engaging and I found I participated more in class than I normally did at my home institution. I still think about my study exchange experience at UAL, I really enjoyed it and I'm still friends with my exchange peers from our home institution.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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

It was awesome to gain an international perspective of the major I did for my bachelor's degree but if I could do it all again, it would have been nice to choose a program outside of my comfort zone.


* 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)

London is a very expensive city

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? £200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Start with $100 AUD a week


* 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?

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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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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The instructors
  • Social aspect
  • London
* What could be improved?
  • Dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save more money!

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Summer Study Abroad

Course Department: PR & Advertising
Instructor: Ruth Butah and Clare Lambert
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The instructors made the course engaging and I feel students who chose to engage got more out of the experience. I felt I participated more in classes than my home institution.
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