My time abroad Past Review

By (PSYCHOLOGY., 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 learned a lot from the program.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived in the area we had classes at so I wouldn't call them dorms or any of the options above. it was a very unique living situation. We were told to bring sheets but the rest was given to us to use. It was an easy walk to anywhere you needed to go.

* Food:

It was ups and downs the whole time. The food started off ok then got bad and when we fixed the menu they just kept repeating the same thing week after week. They were constantly switching managers for the kitchen so it may be different with other groups.

* 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? depended on the week I generally spent 20 pounds on food for the weekend and snacks during the week. others spent more cause they didn't always eat the meals provided.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? only advice i can give it to be prepared for the conversion it will hurt to see you've spent double or more then what you thought you did.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans