I would recommend this program to everyone i know, An amazing opportunity. Past Review

By (Undecided, St. Cloud State University) for

St. Cloud State University: Alnwick - St. Cloud in England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

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.

It was ok, too much work as expected.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a castle with really bad heat and out dated features.

* Food:

The food was great.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program was great at getting you involved with the community and the Adviser's were great at helping set up for travel.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Alnwick was amazing! Beautiful town.

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 spent about 50 pounds a week or roughly 75 dollars, at most.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook as many meals as you can!


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The Castle
* What could be improved?
  • The internet.