Studying abroad in England was life changing. Past Review

By (Environmental Science., 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?
Yes, I see the world from a new perspective and outside the American lifestyle.

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

Social Sciences teacher was awesome. History teacher was lacking..... spirit and color.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Wasn't bad, but could use major improvements. Internet was only reachable in library and 1 or 2 rooms.

* Food:

Variety was minimal. Quality was average.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Great fun.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Felt safe at all times, no problems with health that I noticed.

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? A lot...
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Recreational use and travel.


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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  • Host Family
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Everything
* What could be improved?
  • History teacher...
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Careful with your money, but not too careful. Do things that you would never do at home. Be smart in decision making, but don't let it stop you from experiencing. There is a fine line.