Studying in Alnwick has amazing people. Past Review

By (Communication and Media Studies., 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.

I had one class that was graded ridiculous. I had an a in all my classes except one that had a c. The other students said he used a pop quiz for our grade. Have had other complaints about him too. One girl didnt even write the final paper and came out with an a (how do you do that?).

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

He was decent. The assistant was nice but was worthless when it came to having any things getting done. We were supposed to have a american charger thing put out for all the students to charge their cameras etc. right away. She kept it in her room for herself until week three even when we asked her for it.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Make sure they have a cook set up that wont quit and feeds you enough. We constantly had to buy our own 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? No


* 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? Probably about 120 dollars a week. With the food expenses( our food provided was up in the air and never good) and going to the bars. Then for the trips to places I left like 200 per trip. All depends on how hard you party and how hard you shop.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just remember to get money for social, like bars.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans