Alnwick England has been the most amazing thing in my life thus far, I can't wait to go again! Past Review

By (Management, 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?

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I would recomend doing this to anyone! ITS WORTH MORE THAN YOU SPEND!!!! If it comes down to your decision and your only reason to not go is money, I say GO!! Its very beneficial, i would also recomend going on a longer one, it was hard at first, but when it was time to leave i wasnt ready! not even a little. This program helped me grow as a person, and it has given me a great experience i will never forget it! or the people i met there!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

we had issues with the cafeteria when we were there due to turmoil with chefs, but it was eventually handled!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We stayed in the castle, wasnt the best of places to stay, but how many people can say they lived in a castle! an amazing experience!

* Food:

was fixed though!

* 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


* 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? 400
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? if you want to travel, just over budget, dont get caught up in how much it cost you may never make it back there!


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* 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 do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Just do it! When will you ever have this much time and financial aid to get you there! Its more worth it than you think! I made life long friends!